Rena Sweetwine of Baltimore, Maryland has a full bodied contralto sound. Her sound is rich and soulful. During her early teen years she had the opportunity to sing at Martin’s West where she had a phenomenal performance. The energy she received from the crowd was one of a kind. It fueled her passion to perform. This performance was a spring board to eagerly push Rena’ forward. Her voice infuse a spiritual/emotional feeling that meshes seamlessly into a unique jazzy/blues style and delivery. People in the entertainment business she admired and loved Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Al Jarreau, Randy Crawford and Stevie Wonder. Rena’ has been the featured vocalist with the Jazzy N Blues Band, Pakiva Blues Band, and has performed with Mississippi Heat Blues Band from Chicago.