René Marie

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (at Frederick P. Rose Hall), Upper West Side Sunday February 3 2013 21:30

Invited to sing the national anthem at a Denver civic assembly, René Marie solemnly intoned the lyrics to "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (known as the Black National Anthem) to the familiar strains of "The Star-Spangled Banner." The Colorado-based Virginian clearly remembers a time when jazz represented democracy in action, and she's doing her best to rekindle that spirit—which doesn't keep this technically gifted, deeply funky singer from having a good time on stage.

Venue name: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (at Frederick P. Rose Hall)
Address: Broadway
New York
Cross street: at 60th St
Transport: Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle
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