DATE: Friday, Dec. 6, 8pm
LOCATION: Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
TICKETS: starting at $32
Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s musical director and her mother, Carline Ray, held advanced degrees from Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music.
Not surprisingly considering her pedigree, Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full blown femininity incarnate; a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920's through the present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. Catherine has performed and recorded with such big-name artists as David Bowie, Steely Dan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash and many others, appearing on over 200 albums.