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Althea Rene began her musical journey at age four as a classical flautist. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. She has since developed my own creative style.
For more than 10 years she was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff in Detroit, Michigan. Today, she is a full-time performing/recording artist. She is regarded among many as a “master of the craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flautists.
In May 2013, she released her fifth project “In The Flow”. Collaborating with Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening; (producer for legendary icons George Benson, Marion Meadows, and Paul McCartney) they co-wrote the title track. That song became her hit single and it reached number one ranking on both the Billboard and the Smooth Jazz Charts. Their partnership allowed her to become the first flute player in the history of Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot.
For more information, music and tour dates, visit her website at www.althearene.com