Marty Ashby, VP & Executive Producer of MCG Jazz welcomes vocalist and songwriter René Marie as a guest host for the MCG Jazz Spotlight. René Marie just appeared at MCG Jazz on a double-bill with trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis.
René Marie started her impressive vocal career after the age of 40 and has had many impressive recordings and performances since she burst on to the national scene. She shares songs from her own recordings, such as “Black Lace Freudian Slip,” “This is (Not) a Protest Song” and a reworking of “My Country 'Tis of Thee.” She also shares favorites from Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.
René Marie, with sound and stories on the MCG Jazz Spotlight, 6pm Friday and Sunday on WZUM.