I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt
“René Marie raises the bar for…all jazz vocalists.” – All About Jazz
Although she didn’t begin her professional career until her early forties, vocalist René Marie has quickly climbed the ranks to become one of the most heralded singers on the scene today. Fiery and clever, Marie turned heads when she substituted the lyrics of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” into “The Star-Spangled Banner” and recently continued her bold career with I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt, a tribute to the trailblazing vocalist/actress/writer. Marie’s remarkable range, independent streak, and powerful emotional resonance suit the material perfectly. Her daring makes her one of America’s most interesting and compelling artists, as do her influences. Marie’s style incorporates a distinctly American blend of jazz, soul, blues, folk, and gospel with an innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply and live its truth.
style: vocal jazz
If you like René Marie, check out these artists:
John Pizzarelli Quartet, Freddy Cole Quartet, Kurt Elling