Growing up in an Italian-American family in Washington, DC, and later New York City, Olivia was always encouraged to embrace her individuality and pursue her passions, which gave her a strong sense of independence. Her love for music began at a young age with musical theater, but she found her true musical home in high school, when she would sit in at late-night R&B and jazz jam sessions in Manhattan.
After high school, Olivia studied jazz, singing and songwriting at USC, which led her to finding her own voice as a confident and soulful
artist. In her writing, she draws from poetry and literature along with music from the past and present. With a sound that reflects old-school artists, current sounds, and bits and pieces of life, Olivia's voice carries a perspective that transcends any era.
Olivia has played at various venues in Los Angeles as a solo artist as well as the lead vocalist of the all-female neo-soul group MOTHER, and has also sung with big bands and has recorded lead and background vocals for several acts around the Los Angeles area. She is also a vocalist with the Satin Dollz, a Los-Angeles, Paris, and London-based company. Olivia has studied under LA-based musicians Sara Gazarek, Patrice Rushen, and Jeffrey Allen, among others.