A GENTLEMAN OF JAZZ
Born: Manhattan, NY
Reared: Salisbury, NC
Status: US Navy Veteran (Vocalist)
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Hobbies: Recording, Sightseeing, Traveling, Collecting Vinyl Records, Relaxing at Home, Voice-Over Acting
Geneva Renée, the highly sought after mezzo-soprano, whose range spans three octaves, was handpicked to fill in at the last minute for Mariah Carey to sing “Hero” during a dress rehearsal for the Obama Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. An alumna of Howard University, Geneva is heavily influenced by classical, jazz, soul, gospel and pop, and has been a featured soloist at internationally broadcast events honoring Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. As an artist, she has shared the stage with the stars including Diana Ross, Maysa Leak, and Vanessa Williams; and has performed across the country in legendary venues such as Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, the Cotton Club, and the Howard Theatre. Geneva Renée is the inaugural winner for NBC4 TV’s singing competition, “Be a Voice V.I.P.,” granting a VIP audition for NBCUniversal’s The VOICE, and she most recently sung the Star Spangled Banner for the Orioles MLB team in Camden Yards.
As a gifted singer/songwriter, Geneva Renée taught and performed her original soul-stirring song, Press On, to a 500 voice choir in 2013 as the official theme song for the National Centennial Founders Day DVD of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Press On was then considered for nomination as Song of the Year in the 56th Grammy Awards; and is on her debut full-length album Beautiful Wonder, produced by Dinky Bingham (Patti LaBelle, New Edition, Kylie Minogue). Geneva also has an official music video online entitled, In the Morning.
Geneva is a featured soloist on "Lord, You're Holy" with Stellar Award-nominated ensemble, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, on their album entitled "Determined”.
In 2021, Geneva will officially release a new EP entitled "Brand New Day" which features original songs exploring a woman's journey through childhood pain and strengthening her faith.
Geneva has performed for productions including the Kennedy Center Honors, Christmas In Washington, Obama Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, National Cherry Blossom Festival, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), US Department of Health and Human Services,Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., National Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gospel Superfest, Gospel Music Workshop of America, Bobby Jones Gospel... and Geneva has shared the stage with Beyoncé, Shakira, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Jessye Norman, Kirk Whalum, Vanessa Williams, Maysa Leak (formerly of Incognito), Jean Carne, Darren Crisp (from GLEE), Janelle Monet, Sheryl Crow, Hugh Jackman, Sy Smith, Psy, Megan Hilty, Amber Riley (from GLEE), Donnie McClurkin, Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music, Tremaine Hawkins, Y'Anna Crawley, Dorothy Norwood, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Vashawn Mitchell, Yolanda Adams, Jonathan Nelson... and many more...
“'I See Your Face Before Me' is a remarkably beautiful ballad. Vince's smooth tone coupled with this amazing song equals magic. If you love quality music, you will love this tune!”
“AWESOME!!! This is a lovely recording! The sound quality is clear and your voice is pushed forward perfectly. I love your bass/baritone voice. I truly enjoy your jumps between octaves up and down. It shows your vocal and dynamic control...The build up keeps me engaged and makes me want to lean back and immerse myself into the song. So classy!! Congratulations!!”
“Great music! I just found out about you recently. Just in time for me to add your music to my collection. Thanks so much for making such amazing music. I'll spread the word and recommend your stuff out here!”
— Dan - Kettering, Ohio