Weekend engagement at the Jazz Standard, NYC
René Marie – vocals
John Chin – piano
Elias Bailey – bass
Quentin Baxter – drums
In a span of two decades, 11 recordings, and countless stage performances, 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 the jazz vocal tradition forged by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and other leading ladies of the past, 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 corners of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit. This has never been more evident than on René Marie’s latest album, Sound of Red – the singer’s first album comprised entirely of original material, recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Jazz Vocal category (her second nomination). There will be no better way to ring in the New Year than with René Marie and her trio – only at Jazz Standard!