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René Marie & Experiment in Truth
January 14 @ 8:00 pm
Just announced: 2017 GRAMMY Nominee for Best Jazz Album!
René Marie is known for her vocal vibrancy and self-possessed boldness, making her one of the most compelling voices performing today. A distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk, and gospel give way to Marie’s innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply. The newest installment in René’s ever-expanding body of work is Sound of Red, released in April 2016 and her first album of all-original material. René’s clever songcraft and sensual vocal delivery make those personal moments not only meaningful but enlightening to a broad audience. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and other leading ladies of past generations, René and her live band, Experiment in Truth, borrow elements from folk, R&B, and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style.
In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music. It’s an exploration of the bright and dark corners of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit.
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“…masterful, freedom in every groove, the right combination of intense focus on making the songs cohere as stories, and allowing the rhythms to be kicked into life.” -London Jazz News
“Marie has a pingingly-pure voice and sells every note of the song establishing great eye contact with the audience. It’s swinging stuff, intelligently pitched, and naughty but nice for sure.” -Marlbank Jazz
“…a fierce, independent songstress who seems incapable of lying to her listeners.” Hollywood Soap Box