René Croan

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Jazz vocalist René Croan was born and raised in Roanoke, VA and began her career at age 15 singing with the local R&B group the Randolph Brothers. Married while still in her teens, she set aside her…
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Jazz vocalist René Croan was born and raised in Roanoke, VA and began her career at age 15 singing with the local R&B group the Randolph Brothers. Married while still in her teens, she set aside her musical aspirations to focus on raising a family, waiting until her youngest child went off to college before returning to performing in 1996; moving from R&B to jazz, Croan swiftly graduated from small clubs to the festival circuit, and in 1998 she issued her debut LP Renaissance.