First Announcement for The Jazz Cruise 2017!

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.

He said, She Said Premiere at SMF

The youngest brother of Nat King Cole, Freddy Cole and vocalist René Marie premiere this new collaboration at SMF called He Said, She Said in a two-day run. Performing their exciting renditions of originals and hidden gems, these two celebrated performers promise a thoughtful and diverse repertoire that will add to the music of those great and historic duets. It will be in March 24th at the Savannah Musis Festival. Learn more here.

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.26.54

Eartha Kitt Tribute continues in February

René continues her Eartha Kit Tribute in February. With five confirmed concerts in the US and Canada. February 12th she will be performing at the Spivey Hall (Marrow, GA), next day at the The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head, SC). On February 19th she will be at The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, ON), and by the end of the month o the 26th at the Ocean County College (Toms River, NJ) and 27th at  The Side Door (Old Lyme, CT). Get all timing details and tickets in this link.

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.23.54

René will meet the KJO at Bijou

René Marie will join the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra to perform a special show at Bijou. The performance will feature well-known songs such as ‘My Heart Belongs to Daddy,’ ‘Let’s Do It,’ and ‘Peel Me a Grape,’ as well as some of René’s acclaimed original material. Sure to be the perfect Valentine’s treat for your special someone. Get your ticket here.

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.21.17

I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt) In Philly

Poised to explode on the national scene, René Marie will astound Philly jazz fans with her incredible vocal range and powerful emotional resonance. In I Wanna Be Evil, the singer, actress, and writer pays a fiery, sensual, and clever tribute to the inimitable Eartha Kitt. Rene will be next January 30th at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.19.10

New date at The Kennedy Center

Vocalist René Marie brought down the house when she performed her tour de force I Wanna Be Evil, A Tribute to Eartha Kitt project at the 2014 Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. Back by popular demand, she performs this larger-than-life work, which was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. It will be next January 29th at The Kennedy Center . All details here.

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.17.02

Unique performance at the Jefferson Center

Roanoke’s favorite jazz queen, René Marie is coming home this January and she’s bringing her fiery attitude with her. The introductory lyrics to her most recent album, “I Wanna Be Evil“, a tribute to Eartha Kitt which earned Marie a 2015 Grammy nomination, perhaps put it best: “They say that I’m a witch and that I weave a spell. Well… I’d rather be burned as a witch than never to burn at all.” With a cackle of mischief and a voice that slides from silken shimmer to mellow croon, Marie has built an international career on guts, creative vision, and a rare talent that delights and, yes, burns. Don’t miss the date and get your ticket here.

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.14.57

Sounds of Justice & Inclusion

The Durham Symphony, John Brown, and 100 Men in Black and vocalist René Marie are proud to partner together for a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader in the advancement of civil rights. Get your tickets HERE and we will see you there!
Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.07.22

Big Band Holidays

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the release of Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Special guests on Big Band Holidays are some of today’s commanding new voices in jazz: Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant and René Marie. You can purchase your copy here.

Captura de pantalla 2015-11-30 a las 11.28.03