Saints of Swing Press Kit
The Saints of Swing
Miss Rene Bailey
Not only will the SAINTS OF SWING regale you with terrific dance music...they will also put on a fun-filled show featuring co-leaders David Winograd on tuba/bass and Mike Rosler on trumpet/vocals and SAINTS regulars Dale Demarco, sax/clarinet/flute/vocals; Mike Kull, piano; Ken Foy, trombone; Gene Randolph, drums; and of course, the incomparable vocals of Miss Rene Bailey
Rene Bailey uses her vocal clarity to sell the blues with true feeling. Combining gospel, jazz, and rhythm/blues, she has performed with such greats as Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Dave Brubeck, Ruth Brown, Paul Anka, and many more…
Rene Bailey started singing gospel as a young girl in her Georgia church. Moving north to Connecticut, she hit the New York City scene where she sang blues and jazz. The transition from gospel to nightclub work came naturally, and Rene became the featured vocalist at the Peg Leg Bates Country Club for over 20 years.
In church it's called "shouting" - the gospel dance. "They get up and shout and shout and shout." In a nightclub when Rene Bailey sings and "it" hits, you holler, "Yes, indeed!"
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