René Marie
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René Marie
Sheer Brilliance

René Marie w/ Experiment in Truth

Mar 26 - Mar 29, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuMar 26
7:00 PM

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ThuMar 26
8:30 PM

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FriMar 27
7:00 PM

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FriMar 27
8:30 PM

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SatMar 28
7:00 PM

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SatMar 28
8:30 PM

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SunMar 29
6:00 PM

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7:30 PM

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“…Sheer brilliance… Marie’s torch burns hotter and oft-times brighter than any of her peers” says JazzTimes about René Marie, a feisty, knowing jazz singer with an affinity for Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. She made people sit up and listen when she emerged on the scene fully formed in the late 1990s, performing at clubs like the Blue Note in Washington, D.C. and recording a series of well-received records on Maxjazz. A singular songwriter and outspoken civil rights activist, Marie was 42 when she began singing professionally. “Ms. Marie has a smart, clear voice,” wrote The New York Times Ben Ratliff about her performance at the 2012 Charlie Parker Festival in New York. “She pushes her principles to the front of her work and playfully demands respect.”

Her 11 albums include The Voice of My Beautiful Country, a 2011 collection of Americana – including her controversial version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” swapping the lyrics for those of the so-called black national anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” her spirited 2013 tribute to Eartha Kitt, I Wanna Be Evil, and her GRAMMY-nominated 2016 Motéma session devoted to original compositions, Sound of Red.

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Marie returns to the Joe Henderson Lab with her masterful trio, Experiment in Truth, anchored by drummer Quentin E. Baxter, known for his work with Gullah soul-jazz band Ranky Tanky.

Some of the most expressive jazz singing one might hope to hear.

Chicago Tribune

Some of the most expressive jazz singing one might hope to hear.

Chicago Tribune

Personnel

René Marie vocals
John Chin piano
Elias Bailey bass
Quentin E. Baxter drums

Among the most dynamic jazz vocalists around, Marie remains utterly transfixing.

JazzTimes

Personnel

René Marie vocals
John Chin piano
Elias Bailey bass
Quentin E. Baxter drums

Among the most dynamic jazz vocalists around, Marie remains utterly transfixing.

JazzTimes

Watch & Listen

René Marie

Sound of Red

René Marie

Joy of Jazz

René Marie

Sound of Red

René Marie

Joy of Jazz