Althea Rene's hit single "In The Flow' has made history. It is the first flute song in the history of the Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot.
This unparalleled artist, born December 25th in Detroit, Michigan, began her musical career at age four as a classical flautist. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later she gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. She has since developed her own creative style.
For more than 10 years Althea René was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (Detroit, Michigan). Today, Ms. René is a full-time performing/recording artist. She is regarded among many as a “master of her craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flautists.
In October 2011 Althea Rene signed a recording contract with “Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Music”. Collaborating with Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening; (producer for legendary icons George Benson, Marion Meadows, and Paul McCartney) Rene has begun work on her label debut project slated for release first quarter 2013. This partnership of extraordinary talent can be called a scorching hot display of musicianship and an intoxicating jolt of groovability.
2012 & 2011 - International Dubai Jazz Festival
2012 - Spring Breeze Jazz Cruise
2012 - 20th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival
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's Cable Television Series
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