René Marie is an American beauty


Marie and her band explore the heart and soul of our nation with a lengthy set at the Gaillard

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Vocalist René Marie shrugs off controversy

“What we experience on a day-to-day level — and our approach to challenges in our lives — that’s what makes me more comfortable,” says vibrant jazz vocalist René Marie. “It’s not just the travel and the shows. When I face difficulties and face my peers, and follow through on what’s true for me, that’s what makes me a more confident singer and composer … and a more confident person. I feel driven to do that.”

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