Olstead has toured extensively and appeared as a musical guest on The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, just to name a few. Renee’s debut album received a Grammy nomination and a subsequent soundtrack placement earned her a Golden Globe nod for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture “Christmas in Love”. Her collaboration with John Daversa, “Do You Want to Know a Secret” garnered her second Grammy nomination in 2017. Renee’s audience has expanded to include fans who are familiar with her many acting appearances (CBS’ ‘Still Standing’ 2002-2006, ABC Family’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ 2008-2013, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended’ 2015).
Chair of Studio Music and Jazz at the Frost School of Music at University of Miami, John Daversa is a versatile and internationally renowned trumpeter, composer, arranger, producer and bandleader. He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, the National Trumpet Competition, the ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and a 3-time Grammy nominee.
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