Friday, July 17, 2015

Five Things You Should Know About Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell – photo by Nancy Carbonaro

  1. For her four-night run of shows in the Joe Henderson Lab (July 16 –19), Russell will perform music by the great Louis Armstrong. Russell’s father, Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s longtime collaborator and musical director.
  2. She won a GRAMMY for her featured contributions to the soundtrack album for the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
  3. She has performed and recorded with David Bowie, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Feinstein and many others.
  4. In his review of Russell’s 2006 debut album, Cat, legendary jazz critic Nat Hentoff said, “It’s a delight to hear the real thing in Catherine Russell.”
  5. Her newest album, Bring It Back, received a Five Star review from DownBeat magazine – their highest rating.

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