LOS ANGELES – Making a smash hit debut, Althea Rene – Live In Detroit
is crushing the competition across the globe with its’ killer production selection. Classical music trained Althea Rene’ has been climbing up the charts with her amazing flute skills over the last 10 years. With her critically acclaimed 6th project, Live In Detroit, she’s got international jazz enthusiasts and music lovers alike buzzing about her unique, soulful, compelling sound.
Entertainment influencers such as Patrice Rushen
, Roy Ayers
, Deniece Williams and Stevie Wonder, grace the collection her recent project and the creative renditions do not disappoint. Of course, the talented musicians, Producer Demetrius Nabors, on keyboards and programming; Robert Skinner on bass; Gary Johnson, lead guitar; Marcus Hunter on drums; and Eddy Garcia, percussion; all helped make this “music to our ears” as well. Guest appearances by Phil Denny, Lin Rountree, and Dezie McCullers Jr. added additional flavor to the project.Uupcoming tour dates:
May 28th - The Suite Lounge – Atlanta
, Georgia (8pm)
June 6th – Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine and Jazz Festival – Ottawa
, IL (8pm)
July 10th – Idlewild Music Festival – Detroit
, MI (11am)
July 18th – The Battle House – Mobile, AL (8pm)
July 26th – University Plaza – Stockton
, CA (6pm)
Aug 14th – Downtown Jazz Series - Winston Salem
, NC (8pm)
Oct 1st – With Gerald Albright - Gem Theatre – Kansas City
, MO (8pm)
Oct 2nd – With Gerald Albright - Bishop Arts Theatre Center - Dallas
, Texas (8pm)
Oct 3rd – With Gerald Albright - Fort Sam Houston – San Antonio
, Texas (8pm)
Oct 4th – With Gerald Albright - Cullen Theatre at Wortham Center – Houston
, Texas (8pm)
We hope you can join us for a show to help spread the word about this talented female flutist. Even just listening to the C.D. and offering positive words in a review or spotlight would be amazing. She’s worth talking about.
You can now hear Althea on the following stations & iTunes: KUNP, KUNV, KYSJ, Mood Media Jazz Vocal Blend, Mood Media Smooth Jazz, WFSK, WEIB, WSBZ, WVST and WVAS. About Soul-Jazz Flutist Althea Rene
She was born December 25th in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at age four as a classical flutist. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown's original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. She has since developed her own creative style.
For more than 10 years she was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (Detroit, Michigan). Today, she is a full-time performing/recording artist and some regard her as a master of her craft" and one of the world's most exciting solo improvisational flutists.
In May 2013, she released her fifth project In The Flow
. Collaborating with Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening; (producer for legendary icons George Benson
, Marion Meadows
, and Paul McCartney
) we co-wrote the title track. That song became a hit single and reached number one ranking on both the Billboard Chart and the Smooth Jazz Chart. Our partnership allowed her to become the first flautist in the history of Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot. In April of 2015, she released her 6th project in her hometown of Detroit MI. arguably the strongest performance ever displayed by a soul-jazz flutist in recent history. Her Detroit-based band history delivered unparalleled funk that made this concert a scorching hot tour de force.