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

Thursday, March 14 | 6pm

10th Annual VCU Jazz4Justice, featuring René Marie
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, VA


Wednesday, April 10 | 7:30pm

Jazz on Broad: René Marie, special guest
The Underground
Temple Performing Arts Center
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, April 19 | 5pm

René Marie / JUMP IN THE LINE!
Charleston Jazz Festival

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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