René Marie @ Dean Street & Maidstone
Saturday 26th - Wednesday 30th July (Dean Street) & Friday 1st August 2014 (Maidstone)
René Marie and the Bruce Barth Trio
£29/£24 (Dean) / £18 (Maid)
Winner of Downbeat Critics Poll 2012 - Rising Star Vocalist... René Marie is an award winning singer, whose style incorporates elements of jazz, soul, blues and gospel. She made her professional debut in 2001 has enjoyed a whirlwind of success and great critical acclaim rarely seen in the jazz world, from The LA Times to the Washington Post, from the Miami Herald to the Chicago Tribune. She has received several awards throughout her career including Best International Jazz Vocal CD (besting Cassandra Wilson and Joni Mitchell) by the Academie Du Jazz (Paris, France) and has graced the Billboard Charts multiple times propelling her to headliner status at major festivals in the US & abroad.
Since the release of her recording debut, Renaissance, the Washington based vocalist has evolved into one of the greatest and most sensuous vocalists of our time. Unmistakably honest and unpretentious while transforming audiences worldwide with her powerful interpretations, electrifying deliveries and impassioned vocals - René Marie has drawn a legion of fans and music critics who find themselves not only entertained, but encouraged and even changed by her performances.
The group will be performing original material, both old and new written; and hip arrangements of songs from the worlds of gospel, folk, soul and jazz. Absolutely not to be missed!
René Marie (vocals), Bruce Barth (piano), Nick Dunston (Bass), Stephen Keogh (drums).