THe Original Soul-Jazz Flutist

Althea René

South central Jazz Fest

October, 14 2023



She is a resident of San Antonio, Texas. Althea René was born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan and she began her musical journey at the tender age four years old. Her father was one of the original “Funk Brothers” of Motown. For more than 10 years she worked as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (in Detroit, Michigan) during the day and performed in jazz clubs at night. Collaborating with Grammy award-winning producer Michael Broening, she co-wrote “In the Flow” and made history with the first flute-featured single to be ranked “number one” on the Billboard and Smooth Jazz charts…

South central
jazz fest

Colors & Song and The Strong Group aim to bring an energetic and sophisticated jazz music experience to the city of San Antonio. Althea Rene has spent years establishing relationships with world-renown jazz artists that are eager to share their music with the Alamo City.  Event attendees will enjoy local cuisine via food trucks.  Concerts will be performed by saxophonist Marcus Anderson, saxophonist Kyle Turner, and vocalist Tracy Hamlin from the beautiful Hangar 9 stage.