Rene Marie

Vail Jazz Foundation

For decades the Labor Day weekend in Colorado meant the Dick Gibson Jazz Party. After the imposing Gibson event ended its run, the Vail Jazz Party picked up the musical reins for this holiday weekend. That was 24 years ago and the event is still running strong. This year’s event kicks off with groups at the Jazz Tent at Vail Square on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.

Homecoming Week | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Feb 9, 2018

From 2012 to 2016, five artists from Denver or players who have a close connection to the city rose to the top spot in seven of the categories found in DownBeat magazine’s annual “Critic’s Poll.” The musicians are: alto saxophonist/soprano saxophonist/flautist Tia Fuller (who earned the top spot for all three instruments); drummer Rudy Royston; trumpeter Kirk Knuffke (who actually plays cornet); singer René Marie; and Hammond B-3 man Pat Bianchi.

On Stage: "René Marie + Experiment in Truth" | Aug 20

Aug 14, 2017
Susan Gatschet

KUVO's "On Stage" highlights "René Marie + Experiment in Truth," she has the sort of voice which first comes to mind when someone asks for a jazz singer. Tune in on Sunday, August 20 at 4pm to catch some of the magic from one of Colorado's great summertime Jazz venues, Vail Square.


Next up is ¡Cubanismo! on August 27.


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René Marie

Mar 27, 2017

Throughout the month of March, KUVO celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing the contributions of notable women from the past who have impacted music. We will also be spotlighting women of the present who are actively creating memorable music today.

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Rene Marie: Experiment in Truth | Feb 22

Feb 23, 2017

In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music.