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Rene Fontaine

Rene Fontaine is a Rhode Island native and accomplished electric and upright bassist who performs regularly with various jazz combos, big bands, theatre groups and classical orchestras. He is the leader of Swing City, a big band he co-founded with his late father and saxophonist, Dick Fontaine. Big band performances include The SOS Big Band, The Moonlighters, The Meadowlarks, Ron Stone and the Milestones, Point & Swing, The Compaq Big Band, Bare Bones Big Band and bands lead by Gerry Deragon, Dick Parent, Ed Rodriguez, Arthur Medeiros, and Frank Castle

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