Rene Marie

The late Eartha Kitt’s strength, vulnerability, and sensuality inspired singer/songwriter René Marie’s 2014 Grammy-nominated album, I Wanna be Evil, With Love to Eartha Kitt.  Marie knows firsthand the risks of setting a new course in life.  When she was in her 40s, she quit her day job at a bank to devote herself to singing and composing fulltime. It was a decision that was not without repercussions. And about a year later, her marriage ended.

Cape May, NJ's biannual Beach Creek Exit 0 International Jazz Festival has a short history and a growing reputation. Founded in November, 2012, the festival had a rough start — less than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey shoreline. Despite this challenge, the event was successful and has since grown in popularity.

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Joey DeFrancesco - Canadian Sunset - ONE FOR RUDY  

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Gregory Porter - The "In" Crowd - LIQUID SPIRIT