Resonant, warm, captivating and melodic.
Renée Georges brings a high quotient of glamor and vocal know-how to every performance. Georges is an L.A. native with an extraordinary career. After touring with MC Hammer and Ray Charles, Georges has emerged as a headliner under her own name, gracing stages in the U.S. and abroad.
– Prince George’s Suite Magazine & Media
Whether she is singing solo, duo, or with a 17-piece big band, her voice
captures you. - Ellen Williams Carter, WPFW-FM 89.3.
Renée told students that music was her way to deal with hardship and adversity [and like Ray Charles]; the arts provided a way for her to cope with challenges like poverty, discrimination, and tragedy. ' Moreover, she said, 'The arts are a great way to cultivate excellence, for the beauty that is found through the arts, translates into life. – Lisa Mathews, Artist of Milkshake; Host, Young at Heart Radio Show – WTMD, Baltimore
Renée Collins Georges - Acclaimed Vocalist, Songwriter and Multi-Faceted Creative
Renowned for her captivating performances and celebrated as a beacon of glamour with vocal resonance, Renée Collins Georges stands as a prominent international vocalist. Her extraordinary journey in music has taken her across the globe, sharing stages with legends and leaving an indelible mark on the world of jazz.
In partnership with her husband, trombonist, and educator DuPort Georges—MA in Performance and Arranging—Renée has crafted a musical legacy under their band, GEORJAZZ. A trailblazer from the beginning, Renée launched her illustrious career as a Raelette, showcasing her exceptional talent as a backing vocalist, with the iconic Ray Charles Orchestra. Notably, she was among the last to work with Charles in a six-year global odyssey spanning four continents. Breaking new ground, Renée achieved the unprecedented feat of being the first and only Raelette to sing and tour with Ray Charles while pregnant.
Renée's musical odyssey extends beyond her time with Ray Charles, encompassing the "Too Legit to Quit Tour" with rapper MC Hammer. Contributions to the world of music in performance and panelist roles include, a weekend Symposium at Berklee College of Music, a Tribute at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with trumpeter Kenny Rampton, former Raelettes, her husband, trombonist DuPort Georges, and vocalist Diane Schuur. She has headlined with entertainer Uros Perich and the RTV Big Band in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
A skilled songwriter and arranger, Renée is working on her debut jazz recording featuring crowd-pleasing originals, My Birthday Wish for You, What Sound Does Your Color Make and When I'm Gone. In addition to her brainchild CD Jazzing Up Learning! by Kidz MusiQ Club, her credits include a 2016 vocal arranging nod on a record date with notable musicians: saxophonists Bruce Williams and Walter Blanding; and trombonist Wycliff Gordon. Renée's 2019 return to Slovenia saw her record backing vocals with former Raelettes for a vocal arrangement she provided, leaving her mark on "America the Beautiful”, a tribute and music video produced by Renee, to the legacy of the late genius of soul.
Rooted in humble beginnings as the daughter of gospel singer Mattie Collins, Renée's musical journey began in the church choir at the tender age of four. Guided by her mother's mentorship, public school music programs, and formal vocal study with the late Opera Diva Charlotte Wesley Holloman of Howard University, Renée has evolved into an arts multi-talent who acknowledges, "Faith and Family are at the center of everything I do."
Beyond her acclaimed vocal career, Renée is a Bronze Telly Award-winning voice-over talent, ASCAP Publisher/Songwriter, Grammy voting member of the Recording Academy of America (DC Chapter), and teaching artist (Arts for Learning Maryland and Arlington County VA Public Schools). Committed to nurturing the next generation, Renée founded family owned Kidz MusiQ Club Jazzing up Learning! ™ to further acoustic music and an appreciation for the American genre of music known as jazz.
Renée is a licensed Realtor®, blending her passion for music and homes as Your Singing House Hunter of Keller Williams Flagship of MD. Holding a B.A. in Media Art (TV/Video Production) magna cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia, Renée is an active performer in the Washington DC metro area; a Maryland State Arts Council roster artist; a 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition Finalist, and a proud grant recipient of The DC Arts and Humanities Creative Sparks Initiative.
Renée Collins Georges is more than an artist; she is an educator, entrepreneur, and advocate, enriching lives through her music and dedicated contributions to the arts.