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)||Contact:|
10 Columbus Circle
|Cross street:||at Broadway|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle|
|Price:||$30–$35 plus $5–$10 minimum|