René Marie Releases 1st Eartha Kitt Tribute Album, “I Wanna Be Evil”

Singer will premiere show at NYC’s Jazz Standard next week; other tour dates follow

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Rene Marie in performance at Appel Farm in Elmer, NJ

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Singer, actress and writer René Marie will premiere the music from her new album, I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)(Motéma Music), in the U.S. November 21-24 at New York City’s Jazz Standard. The album is the first tribute recording that honors the late vocalist and actress Kitt. Shows are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $25. The address is 116 E. 27th St. (between Park & Lexington) in Manhattan. Call 212-576-2232 or visit Jazz Standard for more information.

Marie’s other upcoming tour dates are listed below:


11/20 – Bethesda Jazz & Blues, Bethesda, MD

11/21-11/24 * CD RELEASE U.S. PREMIERE * Jazz Standard, NYC

12/9 – Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill, NC

12/22 – Landmark Theatre (w/ Jason Mraz, k.d. lang & others), Richmond, VA


1/29 – Underground Student Activity Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2/18-22 – Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Moscow, ID

4/12-13 – South Miami Dade Center for the Arts, Miami, FL

4/17-21 – London Jazz Workshop & Festival, King’s Place, London, UK

5/15-18 – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

5/22 – World Café Live, Wilmington, DE

5/23 – Westminster Canturbury, Richmond, VA

5/24 – Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Festival, Washington, DC

5/26 – Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC