Archive for June 7th, 2019

Althea Rene – Flawsome

Born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan Althea Rene began her musical journey at the tender age four-year-old. She studied classical music while attending Howard University. 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. Today. she is a full-time performing/recording artist that gained musical inspiration from her father Dezie McCullers (one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers).

Althea developed her own creative style. Some regard her as a “master of her craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists. The multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee playfully refers to her as the “Maceo of the flute”.

In May 2013. she released her CD entitled “In the Flow”. Collaborating with Grammy award-winning Producer Michael Broening. she co-wrote the title track that reached the number one spot on both the Billboard and Smooth Jazz Charts. Althea Rene is the first flutist in history to have a “number one” ranked single on the Billboard chart. With a passionate mission to mentor women in the entertainment industry, Althea Rene authored an autobiography entitled “Becoming Chocolate Barbie – a guide for professional women in the music business” in June 2018.

Her creative advocacy for woman’s empowerment is evident in her scorching hot June 2019 CD release: “Flawsome”. The title of her eighth CD project is a newly coined expression that describes something that is extraordinary because of its imperfections. This project features an iconic lineup of guest artists like Maysa, Jeanette Harris, Euge Groove, and Gerald Albright. The album was produced by Chris “Big Dog” Davis.

Purchase the new album here.