She is a resident of San Antonio, Texas and a co-founder of the non-profit youth mentoring organization called Colors & Song. Althea René was born on Christmas Day 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. She has performed in many countries around the world including South Africa, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, Dubai, and islands throughout the Caribbean. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee playfully refers to her as the “Maceo of the flute”.
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WHAT IS THE ALTHEA RENE COLORS & SONG JAZZ FEST?
Colors & Song and the Strong Group aim to bring an this amazing annual jazz music experience to the city of San Antonio. She 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 concerts from several spectacular performing artists.
WHAT CAN PATRONS EXPECT AT THE COLORS & SONG JAZZ FEST?
An amazing line-up of talented jazz artists will grace the stage of a historic military airplane hangar on Saturday, October 14th. The Alamo City is home to four proud U.S. military bases. Priority seating and general admission attendees will enjoy delicious foods from local food trucks as Soul-Jazz Flutist Althea Rene, vocalist Erin Stevenson, keboardist Demetrius Krayon Nabors, and saxophonist Jazmin Ghent deliver an amazing evening of music.
WHAT IS COLORS & SONG?
Colors & Song is a non-profit organization that serves teenage artists and musicians throughout the greater San Antonio area. We supplement the minimalistic creative arts curriculums of public and private schools by mentoring talented students. Program instructors are professionals that have careers in the arts.