She was born December 25th in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at the tender age four. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown's original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. She has since developed her own creative style.
In May 2013, she released her fifth project "In The Flow". Collaborating with Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening, (producer for legendary icons George Benson and Paul McCartney) she cowrote the title track. That single became her biggest hit and reached number one ranking on both the Billboard Chart and the Smooth Jazz Chart. Althea Rene made history by becoming the first flute player in the history of Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot.
In April 2015, Althea Rene recorded her first live project. She and her rhythm section annihilated the stage of the beautiful Detroit Public Library with a free concert. Music fans from all over Michigan enjoyed a scorching hot performance. A compilation of some of her greatest hits, "Live in Detroit" is arguably her strongest work to date.
Berklee College of Music graduate Jeanette Harris is the new female saxophonist who is making big strives. Her CD "Summer Rain" made it all the way to #4 on the Smooth Jazz Billboard Chart and #1 on the Smooth Jazz Indie Chart!
Jeanette's new CD Chocolate Vibez is her best work yet, showcasing not only her amazing sax skills but also her song writing and producing skills as well. Jeanette toured with the late Teena Marie, Recorded with guitarist Norman Brown (who is featured on her 2011 release "Saxified"), Wrote for Gerald Albright. Now with her Fifth and finest CD "Chocolate Vibez" bowing with her own signature Chocolate Vibez perfume to match, Jeanette Harris is unquestionably the next "Starchild of the Saxophone" touching hearts with every breath she takes.