WHO IS ALTHEA RENE?
She is a resident of San Antonio, Texas. Althea René was born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan and she began her musical journey at the tender age four years old. Her father was one of the original “Funk Brothers” of Motown. For more than 10 years she worked as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (in Detroit, Michigan) during the day and performed in jazz clubs at night.  Collaborating with Grammy award-winning producer Michael Broening, she co-wrote “In the Flow” and made history with the first flute-featured single to be ranked “number one” on the Billboard and Smooth Jazz charts.  She has performed in many countries around the world including South Africa, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, Dubai, and The Caribbean. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee playfully refers to her as the “Maceo of the flute”.  

WHAT IS THE ALTHEA RENE SOUTH CENTRAL JAZZ FEST?

Althea René and her ARJG team aim to bring an energetic and sophisticated jazz music experience to the city of San Antonio. She has spent years establishing relationships with world-renown jazz artists that are eager to share their music with the Alamo City.  Event attendees will enjoy concerts from several spectacular performing artists.

WHAT CAN PATRONS EXPECT AT THE SOUTH CENTRAL JAZZ FEST?

An amazing line-up of talented jazz artists will grace the outdoor stage.  The event will be a afternoon of fun and great music.  General admission attendees will enjoy delicious foods from local food trucks as they listen to their favorite performing artists from their lawn chairs and blankets. VIP attendees can enjoy priority seating at tables and chairs near the stage.  

WHAT IS SOUTH CENTRAL JAZZ FEST’s PURPOSE?

With a passionate drive to promote dementia awareness, a portion of event proceeds will be donated to San Antonio’s Alzheimers Association.  The organization a non-profit American volunteer health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer’s disease.