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Rene Marie

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. René was born in November 1955 into a family of seven children in Warrenton, Virginia

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Women Driven Jazz From Terri Lyne Carrington's Book New Standards Vol. 1

Read "New Releases Plus Women Driven Jazz From Terri Lyne Carrington's Book New Standards Vol. 1" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new vocal releases from Samara Joy, Melissa Stylianou, Sonica (Nicole Zuraitis, Thana Alexa, Julia Adamy), and Kate Baker & Vic Juris, with birthday shoutouts to blues legend Koko Taylor, pianists Emily Takahashi, Hyuna Park, Carolina Calvache and vocalists Melissa Stylianou, Laila Biali, among others. Also Part I of music selections from Terri Lyne ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pannist Joy Lapps, a Carla Bley tribute by Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison & Ted Nash, the WJ3 All Stars, saxophonist Jean Fineberg, vocalist Sylvia Brooks plus a single from pianist Lauren Lee, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Osborne, lyricist Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow, Gayelynn McKinney, Akua Dixon, Lauren Sevian and ...

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Article: In Pictures

Gary Thomas with the John Toomey Trio at Robin Hixon Theater

Read "Gary Thomas with the John Toomey Trio at Robin Hixon Theater" reviewed by Mark Robbins


Saxophonist Gary Thomas has been called “one the most original saxophone voices of his generation" and not only is he in high demand in jazz but has worked with some of the top rap artists and orchestras performing today. More than just a first-call sideman, Thomas has recorded 11 albums as a leader. Two ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ravel, Chopin & Debussy for Jazzheads

Read "Ravel, Chopin & Debussy for Jazzheads" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the second part of this week's exploration of jazz inspired by classical music, we focus on projects in tribute to the works of three composers that have influenced scores of jazz musicians, Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin and Claude Debussy. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng ...

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New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Dan Perantoni, Idit Shner and the Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo with birthday shoutouts to Doris Day (100!), Pearl Bailey, Amina Claudine Myers, Alberta Hunter, Rachel Therrien, Tessa Souter, Meredith d'Ambrosio and Norah Jones, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during ...

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New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday

Read "New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates Halloween with new releases from Arnie & Hudge (Arnt Arntzen and Jen Hodge), Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson, bassist Dave Young and trombonist Nabou Claerhou with birthday shoutouts to Jay Clayton (80 years young), Amanda Monaco, Julia Lee and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Meet Mulgrew Miller

Read "Meet Mulgrew Miller" reviewed by AAJ Staff


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in June 2002. All About Jazz: You were born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and grew up listening to blues, gospel and R&B music. What attracted you to jazz? Mulgrew Miller: The thing that pulled me toward jazz was jazz itself. By ...

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Article: In Pictures

Rene Marie Trio Live at The Zeider's American Dream Theater

Read "Rene Marie Trio Live at The Zeider's American Dream Theater" reviewed by Mark Robbins


The Zeider's American Dream Theater hosted the first annual Vocal Jazz Summit. Under the direction of Alexis Cole the summit is “an annual conference designed to bring together vocal jazz enthusiasts, emerging and established artists, industry leaders, and the greater vocal jazz community to connect and engage one another in celebration of the art form, present ...

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Women in Jazz: Fabulous Singing, Part 2

Read "Women in Jazz: Fabulous Singing, Part 2" reviewed by Russell Perry


The past decade has been a great one for lovers of jazz singing with most of the exciting music coming from women singers. In this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!, we will complete our survey, begun in the last program, of 20 releases of 15 female vocalists performing songs from the Great American Songbook, contemporary ...


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