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4.6 out of 5
163 Ratings
163 Ratings
BakerJazz

Renee Olstead

Beautiful recording!! Excellent session men!!! Renee sings with incredible maturity, I had no idea she was this young until I learned more about her. She sings with great command and wisdom. Very impressive debut recording!!!
Also very well produced!!! If you like like the standards, this young lady sings them as if she had lived a lifetime!!*******

BakerJazz

ShanMarie

Beautiful voice

I have been searching for jazz vocalists that have a a smoky, stylish edge--but don't sound too low or heavy. Her voice is perfect--beautiful, stylish, feminine and very singable. I am a singer, and she is as much fun to sing as Diana Krall's songs. The jazz interpretation is a modern one with old touches. I like that.

phendryca

This is a wonderful album and a fantastic singer

I accidentally happened on this artist while looking at David Foster's website looking for info on Josh Groban and Michael Buble. Since I always like the artists that David Foster promotes I immediately went to iTunes to listen to some of Renee Olstead's songs and immediately fell in love with the her voice and the soft and yummy jazz sound of her songs. If you like Nora Jones, you'll love Renee Olstead. Her voice is as smooth as silk and I like that this album has some new and some standards.

About Renee Olstead

By the age of 14, Reneé Olstead had already amassed a list of credits that could prompt an envious reaction from nearly any adult. Her appearances in hit films and television programs along with a major-label music debut have practically made her a veteran in the entertainment world. Born in Houston, Olstead developed a great love for music at an early age and honed her voice by singing along with the radio. Before long she was entering talent contests and appearing in local musical productions. Her aspirations for stardom were documented on video and became the subject of two E! television documentaries, "The Making of a Child Star" and "The Journey Continues." The exposure helped to win her roles in the 1999 films The Insider (Russell Crowe) and End of Days (Arnold Schwarzenegger), as well as 2000's Space Cowboys (Clint Eastwood).

Although she attempted to start a music career with two country-flavored albums, it was acting that continued to keep her employed, and in 2002 she landed a co-starring role in the hit CBS television series Still Standing. With what little time she had to spare, Olstead began performing with a local jazz/swing band around Hollywood, singing an array of standards with a voice that sounded far more mature than her age. It wasn't long before her musicality caught the attention of famed producer David Foster (Celine Dion, Natalie Cole), and a major-label record deal soon followed. Olstead released her self-titled collection of jazz and pop standards in May 2004, while continuing her work on Still Standing. In 2005, Olstead performed at the Live 8 festival in Berlin, and the following year her sophomore album, Skylark, came out. ~ Aaron Latham

HOMETOWN
Houston, TX
GENRE
Pop
BORN
June 18, 1989

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