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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, Rovi
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brettmover
OMG! She is a jazz singer from the old school. How refreshing to see a youngster carrying on the tradition.
If you use an accent, it's Renée not Reneé.
I love love her and anything she sings she is timeless
f**k man! she sings sooooooooooo good! its hard to believe she was the little red headed teenager in that one show I used to watch when I would get home from work. her voice is unique and she knows how to use it to its full potential!
bogieduane
She is GREAT! When will she be doing another album?
Beautiful crystal clear voice with a softness, yet complex with such a command over pitch perfect notes. One word... Stellar
She is a breath of fresh air and she is beautiful with a truly flawless voice. So pure and rich, and what she does with certain notes! OMG! I hope to be able to see her perform live someday. But until then, I'll listen to her all day long!
dave5962
What wonderful phrasing. The way she bends a note flavors it with an emotional content not usual in performances of these tunes. More!
Totally unfair. Such a lovely red-headed young'un shouldn't have such a pure, innocent yet rich voice. I'm completely in love! ;)
What a wonderful voice. Summertime is flawless.
olmate72
what a beautiful voice,i can listen to her all day
I love her versions of a number of classic jazz standards over many other singers. Utterly remarkable that she can make such oldies (golden oldies, mind you) seem so fresh.
Easy to tell she is in her element when she sings. Amazing mature voice for someone so young. This one's a keeper I think.
Im57 reminds me of when I was a child listening to the radio. Whooo!
DAMN PANDORA WE ASK FOR RENEE THEY GIVE US LISA CANNON. WE TRY OVER AND OVER AND OVER FOR RENEE AND OVER AND OVER we get kisa cannon
Starting listening to her while she was on Still Standing. My local radio station was playing her. A beautiful voice in a young body. Truly lovely.
Her mature style is off the charts. She is a breath of fresh air and she is beautiful. I hope to be able to see her perform live someday.
One of a kind, is the least I could say.
Renee Olstead. Wow, great voice
She can sell these classic songs. I know because I'm buying it. Love Renee's style
So refreshing voice. Wonderful pitch and soothing voice.
I just love her, I believe she's a Black singer come back!
I love her version of Hit the Road Jack.......a n d her scats....
mvallen13
A voice beyond her years. Beautiful!
derek4178
American Jazz is alive and well
Such beautiful innocence!
ronreyes2
Oh my gosh, this is so beautifully sung -- the composition & Renee's singing style just tugs at my heart strings .. I need to buy this NOW and listen to it a million times!
marsha1889
One of the only singers to interpret the line correctly:
He may not be the man some
Girls think of as handsome

Love this version!
Dan Miller - You are way off sir. I could listen to Renee for hours.
exclent
The kind of voice that exhausts its welcome very quickly. Too thin. Too much emoting. Not enough range or depth.
She has great style, arrangents and she is so talented, I'm jealous...
iris759
A beautiful talented Renee Olstead has a voice of an Angel.
A delicate and incredibly relaxing vocal sound...
Got a little Blossom Dearie in her...
robstone6
Love when she sings in a sassy style with attitude.
Yes, I do like Renee
jeanrhunter
I love Pandora....t h a n k s for introduction to this fabulous singer and her music.
She's just as beautiful as her music!! Thanks for all the great songs!
donnbetty
What a great voice she needs to do more
I could stand it even she yelled at me 24/7 with that voice
Renee, Renee, Renee, I could watch over you for eons. That voice is the sweetest I have heard in decades, is not inded ever heard.
You visit Isle of Palms SC and bring on you and your voice. I'll provide the ocean.
Francis G
I do listen to her all day. She is amazing and is becoming a beautiful woman. I can't wait for your Junior album whenever you release it.
ma50step
Wonderful! Could listen to her all day long.
purplepatter n 2
Her voice is so soothing. Such a mature sound from someone so young...she' l l have a long career for sure!
mcmoncrief
Amazing voice, gotta love it....
Love it, just love it!
Another great "find"!

Thanks Pandora.
Is this kid a time traveler? Wow!
Outstanding voice! A true prodigy!
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