Vail Jazz hosts vocalist

Rene Marie’s very first memory is a musical one. But unlike so many musicians — jazz musicians in particular — her professional career did not begin soon thereafter. Before the Virginia native was a Grammy-nominated singer, she was a wife; married at age 18. Then she was a mother, a janitor, a McDonald’s employee, a grocery store clerk and a banker. Learn more at VailDaily.com

Live at Jazz in Marciac

Click here to listen René’s performance at Jazz in Marciac.

Longwood Gardens announces 2017-2018 Performance Series

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square has just announced its 2017-18 Performance Series, featuring a variety of music, including Celtic, jazz, classical, bluegrass and blues.

For details about performers and specific concerts, including ticket prices, visit longwoodgarden.org/events.

The Jazz Singer as a Storyteller

In the digital world we inhabit, our ability to hear songs that we love is so effortless that we forget that it wasn’t always this easy. The other night I was in the mood to hear some Billie Holiday so I simply told Alexa to play “God Bless the Child” and voila, instantaneously I was hearing one of the greatest jazz recordings of all time. WHAT A TREAT! The jukebox in the sky. Before sound recording, if you wanted to hear a chosen tune, you either sung it yourself or had to be in the presence of someone who would sing it for you. So the default setting for most was to try to sing it themselves.  Learn more here.

Rene Marie receives GRAMMY nomination

Sound of Red – Rene Marie’s first ever all original album captures Grammy Nomination in the Jazz Vocal Category. The 59th Grammy Awards will be held on February 12th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This is Rene’s second Grammy nomination in this category.