KeyBank Concert Series

STOUT started her musical journey at the age of three in her grandmother’s basement in New Haven, Connecticut. Since then, she has shared the stage with Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Missy Elliot and Usher, thrilling audiences around the world. Come out for this hometown hero as she proves her title as the Queen of New Era Rock in an electrifying concert!



STOUT (Denise Renee), a singer born and raised in New Haven, CT began her musical endeavor at the age of 3 in her great grandmother's basement church. She began playing the drums for church service, then moved to singing in the children's choir. The passion for performing became a constant motivating force.

She went from performing at local church concerts, musicals, and services to landing a job as a backing vocalist for Alicia Keys, from 2003-2006.

She toured the world with Alicia, and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Missy Elliot, Gwen Stefani, Usher, Lenny Krantz, John Mayer, Childish Gambino, Two Chains and more. She has recorded with many artists including John Legend, Harry Connick Jr, Alicia Keys, Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise, and more. STOUT has performed on legendary shows like OPRAH, MTV awards, Billboard Music Awards, Grammy's (2005, 2017), The Dave Letterman Show, Jay Leno, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, American Music Awards, and others.

In 2015 she released her debut album "Awakened" under her former artist name “Denise Renee”. The album charted #11 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. In 2016 she began performing, vocal directing and contracting for the multi-talented Childish Gambino. She performed on Jimmy Fallon, The 60th Grammy Awards, Radio City Music Hall, and more, with this incredible artist! In 2017 she joined Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles and the STOUT revolution began! She’s been touring the world with this band, spreading love, freedom, and electrifying music. 

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