• 8/2/2018 ~ Soul Jazz Flutist Althea Rene

    Born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan, Althea released her independently produced debut album, “Flute Talk” in 2000. More albums followed as her career took off, including 2003’s “Chocolate Rush”, 2006’s “In the Moment” and 2008’s “No Restrictions.” In 2013, Althea released her fifth project “In The Flow”, collaborating with Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening, (producer for legendary icons George Benson and Paul McCartney), and co-wrote the title track. That single became her biggest hit and reached number one ranking on both the Billboard Chart and The Smooth Jazz Chart. Althea made history by becoming the first flute player in the history of the Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot. Two years later she delivered the concert album “Live in Detroit”, showcasing a well-received performance at the Detroit Library.
    In April of 2015, she recorded her first live project. She and her rhythm section annihilated the stage of the beautiful Detroit Public Library with a free concert. Music fans from all over Michigan enjoyed a scorching hot performance. A compilation of some of her greatest hits, “Live in Detroit” is arguably her strongest work to date.
    Since emerging onto the jazz scene, Althea has made numerous festival appearances, including dates at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival, Norman Brown All-Star Jazz Cruise, and others.
    “I’m excited to be invited to perform for the 10th Branford Jazz Series on the green and bring my unique brand of jazz,” said Rene’.
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