About René …

In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style.

Up & Coming

Saturday 17 February 2024 | 7PM & 9PM

René Marie & Experiment In Truth
Jefferson Center, Fostek Hall
Roanoke, VA

Sunday 18 February 2024 | 7PM

René Marie & Experiment In Truth
Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
Rockville, MD

Thursday 14 March 2024 | 6PM

10th Annual VCU Jazz4Justice, featuring René Marie
Richmond, VA

photo by John Abbott (Motéma)
photo by Antonio Porcar

The Music

Sound of Red

GRAMMY nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album! “I want this record to provide some kind of architecture to provide support in those moments when our emotions are not necessarily happy ones,” says René.

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I Wanna Be Evil

A brilliant tribute to the divine Eartha Kitt by the equally divine and GRAMMY Nominated René Marie, whose reputation as a risk-taking jazz diva makes her the perfect performer to deliver the first full-album tribute to Miss Kitt.

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Black Lace Freudian Slip

Black Lace Freudian Slip arrives as a musical gift from one of the most arresting and complex vocal personalities performing today.

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Voice of my Beautiful Country

Ten of the thirteen tracks on this album are Marie originals and she touches on various themes and styles throughout. Woven into this luxuriant fabric are shrewd reflections on African-American struggles and triumphs.

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