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Aug 4th 2017 @ African American Performing Arts CenterAlbuquerque, NM
Friday, August 4th, 2017
African American Performing Arts Center
310 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Tonight's concert by René Marie is presented at the African American Performing Arts Center as they kick off their 10th Anniversary Season. Award winning songwriter, jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher, René Marie, who was last heard at Outpost at the 2015 New Mexico Jazz Festival on the heels of her Grammy nominated album, I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt), returns after the release of her latest CD, Sound of Red (April 2017) which received a Grammy for Best Vocal Album just this past February at this year’s Grammy Awards. Also listed on NPR’s Best 50 Albums of 2017, this is Marie’s 13th album— the first to feature all original material. “These are songs of wisdom from the voice of a woman who has been through some tough times and who is now confident and happy to sing about them.” Rooted in the jazz traditions of Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other such leading ladies of jazz, Marie has earned a reputation as one of the most provocative risk-takers among today’s jazz divas. Her singular style incorporates elements of jazz, soul, blues, folk, and gospel and in the span of two decades, she has cemented her reputation as a bold voice for a wide variety of social advocacy causes, her body of work becoming “an exploration of the bright and dark corners of the human experience, and an af rmation of the power of the human spirit.” She’s joined by her long time bandmates Jon Chin, piano; Elias Bailey, bass; and Quentin Baxter, drums.