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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2016 Jazz on the Chesapeake series comes to a sensational close on Thursday, May 12th with the return of vocalist René Marie to the Academy Art Museum in Easton. Learn more here.
“The Sound of Red attempts to cover the spectrum of human emotion. On the CD you might get some emotional whiplash” This and more on the Sound Of Red album teaser that is available now on René’s official Youtube Channel. Click here and subscribe and also the the exclusive behind the scenes!
René Marie will premier her Sound Of Red brand new recording with an Exclusive Intimate Concert at Gin Fizz Harlem, located at 308 Malcolm X Blvd at 125ht Street. There is a very limited amount of seats that can be sold and are only available here exclusively. There are two performances June 15th at 8:00PM and 9:30PM and one performance on June 16th at 8:00PM. There is up close and intimate seating for $30.00 and are highly limited (stage close). There is also a general admission ticket for $20.00 as available.
This performance space is limited to 60 people per show. Come, enjoy and mingle with René’s super fans in this historical New York debut. Once all the tickets are sold unfortunately there will be no additional seats available.
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I’m very excited to announce my new album “Sound of Red”, which will be released Friday, May 13. Yes, Friday the 13th! What makes that date even more auspicious is that, 10 years ago on Friday May 13, I met my husband, Jesse, while volunteering at a Public Radio station!
The Jazz Cruise prides itself on the selection of the finest jazz musicians in the world and they have just announced the artist lineup for 2017. I am excited to be performing with Experiment in Truth and joining a star-studded line up including: Paquito D’Rivera Quartet, Eliane Elias, Take 6, Mike Stern, Marcus Miller, among others. Open booking has commenced and the cruise will visit Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Costa Maya (Mexico), Belize City (Belize), Cozumel (Mexico). Learn more here.