ALL NEWS FOR: Rene Marie
Best of 2016 Round-up

Best of 2016 Round-up

Check out Motéma artist mentions on many year end ‘best of ‘ lists!

NPR Music Best 50 Albums of 2016
Rene Marie, Sound of Red 

NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll
#1 Vocal Album: Rene Marie, Sound of Red
#1 Latin Album: The Pedrito Martinez Group, Habana Dreams
Top 50 Albums of the Year: Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now,  Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs

Stereogum 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2016
Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now

iTunes Best of 2016, Jazz
Joey Alexander, Countdown, Ben Wendel, What We Bring, Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection

JazzTimes Top 50 Albums
Rene Marie, Sound of Red, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs, Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection

DownBeat Best Albums of 2016
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs
Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection
Ben Wendel, What We Bring

Joey Alexander, Ted Nash Big Band and Rene Marie receive GRAMMY nominations

Joey Alexander, Ted Nash Big Band and Rene Marie receive GRAMMY nominations

Congrats to our three 59th Annual GRAMMYs nominees – Joey Alexander (Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Countdown”), Rene Marie (Best Jazz Vocal Album) and Ted Nash Big Band (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album & Best Instrumental Composition: “Spoken at Midnight”).

Find out more about Joey Alexander’s album Countdown here.

Find out more about Rene Marie’s album Sound of Red here.

Find out more about Ted Nash Big Band’s album Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom here.

‘Sound of Red’ on NPR’s Best 50 Albums of 2016

‘Sound of Red’ on NPR’s Best 50 Albums of 2016

Rene Marie’s Sound of Red was listed at #37 on NPR’s “Best 50 Albums of 2016”!

“We seem to be living in a day and age where honest music is as much a necessity as air, food and water, and this is an album that brings a certain kind of life back to your soul.” -Nicole Sweeney, NPR

Check out the full list here!

5 Grammy Nominations for Motema Artists

5 Grammy Nominations for Motema Artists

Motema congratulates 2015 Grammy Nominees!

• The Pedrito Martinez Group (self titled): Best Latin Jazz Album

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – “The Offense of the Drum”: Best Latin Jazz Album

René Marie – “I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt”: Best Jazz Vocal Album

Rufus Reid – “Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project”: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

• Rufus Reid – “Recognition” from the album “Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project” “Best Instrumental Compostion

Download a free sampler with music from these artists here!