A stellar entertainment at Jazz Journalist Association Awards gala

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.

KIOS Jazz CD of the Month

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.

Sound of Red Album Review

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.

René Marie Returns to Easton

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.