Althea Rene

Althea Rene


Regarded among many music fans and instrumental enthusiasts as one of nations most exciting flute players, soul-jazz artist Althea Rene delivers a strong performance aimed directly at Smooth Jazz/Urban AC markets.


Rene is a second generation musician. Her father performed with various Motown greats. She began playing the flute and studying classical music at age four. After years of study with Clement Baron of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rene began to incorporate jazz and popular music into her musical repertoire. She went on to study classical music at Howard University. Afterwards, she changed her focus entirely and decided to embark on a career in law enforcement. Yes, Ms. Rene was also a deputy sheriff in Detroit (Wayne County) for more than 10 years. Eventually she realized that music was her true calling and she devoted herself completely. Rene won nationally televised talent contests on “Showtime At The Apollo” and Black Entertainment Television. In 2003, she released her debut album, Chocolate Rush, independently. She now co-owns the Chocolate Caramel Music record label that releases her music. Over the years, Rene has performed with such luminaries as Tony Bennett, George Duke, Ronnie Laws, Al Jarreau, Cassandra Wilson, Earl Klugh, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Mann, Kem, Sheila E, and Rachelle Ferrell.

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"In The Moment" (2006) Chocolate Caramel Music & Koch Entertainment - Radio play on more than 70 stations nationwide - Listed in the top 50 of both the R&R chart and the SmoothJazz chart for more than 16 weeks - Downloads available on iTunes and other popular media engines

"Chocolate Rush" (2003) Chocolate Carmel Music - Independent Release - Radio play on more than 50 radio stations nationwide in 2003/2004. Downloads available on iTunes and other popular media engines

"Flute Talk" (2000) Independent Release - Downloaded via and sold online

Set List

Song list is subject to change and order of songs may vary--

In the Moment - original
As If You Read My Mind - cover
I Can - original
Summertime - jazz standard
Freedom Jazz Dance - jazz standard
As - cover
Me, Myself, & I - cover
Number One - cover
Secret Smile - original
Aint Nobody - cover
Cook and Vandervender - original
Always There - cover