The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s 2015-16 concert season continues on Tuesday, February 9th at 8pm with “Jazz is for Lovers with vocalist René Marie”. The program will be held at the Bijou Theatre at 803 South Gay Street.

Making her professional debut at the age of 42, vocalist René Marie has made up for lost time, releasing nine CDs, earning several awards including a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination and performing at major festivals around the globe with her own band. Her performance with the KJO will feature well-known songs such as “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” “Let’s Do It,” and “Peel Me a Grape,” as well as some of René’s acclaimed original material. Sure to be the perfect Valentine's treat for your special someone.

Sponsored by Bistro by the Tracks.

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band comprised of professional musicians from across the region. Since its inception in 1999, the orchestra has performed dozens of concerts in East Tennessee, appeared on major jazz festivals in Europe, performed and recorded with internationally acclaimed guest artists, and released four critically acclaimed CD recordings.

Tickets for the event are $33.50 adult, $15.00 student. Tickets are available in advance at, by calling 684-1200 or by visiting the Tennessee Theatre Box office.