René Marie at PizzaExpress Live

London Jazz Workshop and Music Festival brings a dynamic festival to Pizza Express for a dazzling series of concerts, workshops and “after hours” sessions, featuring some of the world’s leading Jazz Artists and showcasing the next generation of stars. Among this year participant are Rene Marie, New York piano giant Bruce Barth, European multi award winning saxophone star Perico Sambeat and masterful Italian percussionist a Francesco Petreni, as well as top British artists and many more sensational musical treats from the around the world. More info here.

A stellar entertainment at Jazz Journalist Association Awards gala

Each year Howard Mandel, president of the Association, books three acts to break up the presentations of the award. This year the entertainment was provided by John Beasley on solo piano, vocalist/songwriter Rene Marie and her trio, and the Herlin Riley Quintet. All stellar. Michal Shapiro reviews such a special night at Huffington Post.

KIOS Jazz CD of the Month

René Marie,  a jazz vocalist with a truly original way of performing heart felt jazz music, has released Sound Of Red, an all-new recording of all original material that explores the joy of jazz and the depths of human emotion in an elegant, energetic, expressive performance. This is arguably her finest album to date. Chris Cooke reviews Sound of Red at KIOS Jazz portal.

Sound of Red Album Review

Geraldine Wyckoff reviews the new album release Sound of Red at Offbeat.com. “Storytelling is definitely a strong element of Sound of Red…” Continue reading here.

Popmatters

Back in July René had the chance to talk with Will Layman about her music creation, inspiration, family and more. Dig into this great feature at pop matters.