Homewood Studios Events Archive
November 7, 2001
Rene' Marie Jazz Conversation
As we did with jazz singer Neenna Freelon last February, Homewood Studios offers a conversation with popular Jazz chantuese, Rene' Marie from 3:30 to 4:30 on Wednesday, November 7th in The Gallery.
Ask about her formal training and she gives a modest, tongue-in-cheek description of herself as a "career student at Fitzgerald-Vaughn University." Her latest CD, Vertigo, is just recently released and is being very well received.
While this conversation is primarily for students in the community who are interested in "the music life," there should be room for a few jazz-loving adults to attend as well.
Call for reservations if you wish at 612 587-0230.
Bill Cottman will devote a large part of his November 3rd Mostly Jazz radio show on KFAI-FM (90.3) to Ms. Marie's music.
From George Roberts:
Like many events on the northside, things looked a little "iffy" at three-twenty five. Only two people were in the gallery, and Rene' herself had not yet arrived. But, as usually happens, ten minutes later there were a dozen or more people, including three young people I went out on the sidewalk to invite in. Rene' and Lowell Pickett arrived, and we had an unexpectedly honest and sometimes surprising conversation.