René Marie @ SFJAZZ – CANCELLED Covid-19

“…Sheer brilliance… Marie’s torch burns hotter and oft-times brighter than any of her peers” says JazzTimesabout René Marie, a feisty, knowing jazz singer with an affinity for Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. She made people sit up and listen when she emerged on the scene fully formed in the late 1990s, performing at clubs like the Blue Note in Washington, D.C. and recording a series of well-received records on Maxjazz. A singular songwriter and outspoken civil rights activist, Marie was 42 when she began singing professionally. “Ms. Marie has a smart, clear voice,” wrote The New York Times Ben Ratliff about her performance at the 2012 Charlie Parker Festival in New York. “She pushes her principles to the front of her work and playfully demands respect.”


René Marie vocals
John Beasley piano
Elias Bailey bass
Quentin E. Baxter drums


Mar 26 - 29 2020


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


SFJAZZ, San Francisco