Rialto Center for the Arts at GA State

Insights- Vocalist René Marie

Apr 18, 2018
MaryLynn Gillaspie/Motema Music

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.

What do The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner, Nine Inch Nails, Luther Vandross and Yo-Yo Ma have in common? Lisa Fischer! With astonishing range, perfect intonation and full mastery of the stage, Grammy winner Fischer sings Soul, Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Folk and Classical with equal facility and authority.

The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State will kick off its new season Jazz, world music and dance with the legendary tenor-man Pharoah Sanders on Saturday, October 14 at 8 p.m.

TONIGHT is the Night! #UPFRONT will be teaming up with the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State for a post screening discussion of the Oscar-winning film, “20 Feet from Stardom.” The event will take place at the Rialto on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Ailey II will be making its Rialto Center for the Arts premiere on Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m.