Renée Steenvoorden (1994) is a jazz singer and songwriter based in the Netherlands. She grew up in a musical family and started playing the violin at the age of five. After that she has further developed musically and she eventually specialized in singing. She studied at the conservatory of Maastricht and Brussels, on the latter her main subject was Jazz singing. She was taught by well known European Jazz musicians like David Linx and Diederik Wissels.
Renée regularly sings with multiple projects on stages in The Netherlands and abroad. A few of her notable performances were at De Roode bioscoop in Amsterdam, the Midis Minimes Festival in Brussels, 30CC/Schouwburg in Leuven, Theater De Oranjerie in Roermond and at the Autumn Leaves Jazz Festival in Venlo. In september 2021 she released her first album 'Songs from the Garden' with the vocal ensemble called WANDER. They are currently touring The Netherlands to promote the album.
In addition, Renée will release her EP: 'A Place Called Home' in the fall of 2022. This EP is an ode to her journey; the journey she made in the search of her musical identity in the world of today. This EP will contain four original compositions played by a jazz trio: Renée (vocals), Pierre Lagache (saxophone) and Leonard Steigerwald (piano). It’s an intimate, acoustic and pure setting, simplicity and melody is central.