Althea Rene-Smoothjazz

Flutist and bandleader Althea Rene is a dynamic, soulful performer with a bent toward contemporary jazz, funk, and instrumental R&B. Rene emerged on the Detroit scene in the 1990s before issuing her debut, Flute Talk, in 2000. She is a regular presence at festivals around the globe and has continued to build a crossover fan base with albums like 2006’s In the Moment and 2013’s In the Flow.  A native of Detroit and daughter of trumpeter, saxophonist, and longtime original Funk Brother Dezie McCullers, Rene grew up in a musical family.

-Matt Collar