For more than 10 years she was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff in Detroit – today, she is a full-time performing/recording artist: Althea was born December 25th in Detroit and began her musical journey at the age four. She studied classical music at the Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further inspiration from Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. She has since developed her own creative style and some regard the flutist as a “master of her craft”. In May 2013, she released her project “In The Flow”. Collaborating with Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening, she cowrote the title track, that became her biggest hit and reached number one ranking on both the Billboard Chart and the Smooth Jazz Chart. Althea made history by becoming the first flute player in the history of Billboard Chart to reach the number one spot. In April 2015, she and her rhythm section recorded her first live project on stage of the Detroit Public Library with a free concert: A compilation of some of her greatest hits and arguably her strongest work to date.
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