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BLESSINGS: An Evening with René Marie
Originally performed live on October 20, 2018
Vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as a singer, composer, arranger, theatrical performer, and teacher in the span of 2 decades, 11 recordings, and countless stage productions. Guided by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B, and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style.
Being no stranger to Charleston, René has blessed this city with her amazing voice and energy. Her past performances at Spoleto Festival USA are legendary. The CJO is pleased to take the stage with René Marie & Experiment In Truth (featuring pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Quentin E. Baxter) for a night of original material from this two-time GRAMMY Award Nominee!
“This forever fabulous singer and actress is an inspired entertainer, from unabashed sensuality to soulful drama.” -Downbeat Magazine
I Like You – René Marie, Arranged by Dave Hanson
My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter, Arranged by Etienne Charles and Benny Wallace
Vertigo – René Marie, Arranged by Etienne Charles
The South is Mine – René Marie, Arranged by Frank Duvall
Paris on Ponce – René Marie, Arranged by Robert Lewis
Bolero/Suzanne – Ravel/Cohen, Arranged by Robert Lewis
If You Were Mine – René Marie, Arranged by Demetrius Doctor
Until I Met You – Freddie Green, Arranged by Thad Jones
Joy of Jazz – René Marie, Arranged by Etienne Charles, Adapted by Mark Sterbank
Blessings – René Marie