Althea Rene was born December 25th in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at age four as a classical flutist. 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.
For more than 10 years she was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (Detroit, Michigan). Today, she is a full-time performing/recording artist and some regard her as a master of her craft and one of the world's most exciting solo improvisational flutists.
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, Marion Meadows, and Paul McCartney) we co-wrote the title track. That song became a hit single and reached number one ranking on both the Billboard Chart and the Smooth Jazz Chart. Our partnership allowed her to become the first flute player in the history of Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot. In April of 2015 , She released her 6th project in her hometown of Detroit M.I., arguably the strongest performance ever displayed by a soul- jazz flutist in recent history. Her Detroit-based band history delivered unparalleled funk that made this concert a scorching hot tour de force.