Rene Marie

Insights- Vocalist René Marie

Apr 18, 2018
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Sunday afternoon on Jazz Tones on WCLK I had the opportunity to interview René Marie. She is a vocalist, arranger and composer. theatrical performer, and teacher. She was born in Warrenton, Virginia and neither of her parents were formally trained musicians but exposed her to Blues, R&B,classical, folk and bluegrass music. Part of René's musical philosophy has been focused on giving back. In  2010 she launched a series of vocal group sessions called Slam. Her lastest release was 2016's Sound of Red.  This was her first album of all orginal material.

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Support for WCLK programming comes from Georgia State University's Rialto Center, presenting Vocalist Rene Marie with the Georgia State University Jazz Band on Friday, April 20 at 8pm. Marie will perform a wide range of songs including Jazz, Blues and Folk. Ticket information is available here.

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New Music: Sound of Red By René Marie

May 24, 2016

Virginia-born Songwriter and Jazz Vocalist, Rene Marie started her professional career relatively late in life, only beginning to record music after being discovered singing in Blues Alley in Washington, DC in 1999.  She has since released a series of albums that include largely original music and compositions. She's also been up front in writing and singing about issues as diverse as sexual assault, racism and homelessness; and, a tendency for club owners not to like singers who write their own Jazz songs.  

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