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Althea Rene / Bio

I was born December 25th in Detroit, Michigan and I began my musical journey at age four as a classical flutist. I studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later I gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and my father, one of Motown's original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. I have since developed my own creative style.

For more than 10 years I was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (Detroit, Michigan). Today, I am a full-time performing/recording artist. I am regarded among many as a "master of my craft" and one of the world's most exciting solo improvisational flutists

In May 2013, I released my 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 my hit single and it reached number one ranking on both the Billboard Chart and the Smooth Jazz Chart. Our partnership allowed me to become the first flute player in the history of Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot.
DISCOGRAPHY

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In The Flow, Trippin' N Rhythm Music, 2013
No Restrictions, Red Cat Music Group/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Dist., 2008
In The Moment, Chocolate Caramel/Koch, 2006
Chocolate Rush, Chocolate Carmel Music, 2003
Flute Talk, Independent Release, 2000

APPEARANCES

2014 - Capital Jazz Cruise
2014 - Las Vegas City Lights Jazz and R&B Festival
2014 - Austin Jazz Festival
2014 - Jazz on the Hilltop
2014 - Brian Culbertson Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
2013 - Spring Breeze Jazz Cruise
2013 - Sea Breeze Jazz Festival
2013 - Chene Park Soul-Jazz Explosion
2012 - 2011 International Dubai Jazz Festival
2012 - Spring Breeze Jazz Cruise
2012 - 20th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz Fest
2011 & 2009 - St. Lucia Jazz Extravaganza
2011 & 2009 - Sea Breeze Jazz Festival
2011 - Berks Jazz Festival
2011 - Chene Park Soul-Jazz Explosion
2011 - Smooth Autumn Grooves Festival
2010 - Green Jazz Cruise
2010 - Capital Jazz Festival
2010 - Capital Jazz Cruise
2009 - Norman Brown Smooth Jazz All-Star Cruise
2008 & 2007 - Brian Culbertson’s Smooth Jazz All-Star Cruise
2007 - North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands
2007 - Russian River Jazz Festival
2007 - BET Studio Jams – Black Entertainment Television Series

Althea René has worked as law enforcement officer for more than 11 years. She was a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff stationed in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Today, Ms. René is a full-time performing/recording artist and is regarded among many as one of the nation's most exciting solo improvisational flautists.

Discography

No Restrictions, Red Cat Music Group/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Dist., 2008
In The Moment, Chocolate Caramel/Koch, 2006
Chocolate Rush, Chocolate Carmel Music, 2003
Flute Talk, Independent Release, 2000

General Info

Band Members
Solo Artist
Artist Name
Althea Rene
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/althearene
Genres
R&B/Soul / Soul jazz / Jazz

Contact Info

Location
San Antonio, TX
Manager
AR Management

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