from RENEE OLSTEAD
Written by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin
Every time Renee Olstead’s outstanding rendition of George Gershwin’s (1898-1937) immortal classic “Summertime” was heard, listen in amazement because the young singer/actress was only fifteen years old at the time she performed the standard. This song was the first released from her 2004 self-titled cd. Olstead’s performance captures her control, technique and a class delivered with disarming ease.