New York native vocalist Catherine Russell, will be the final performance of the 2011-12 season Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Singers Over Manhattan series in The Allen Room, March 30-31 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Born of music royalty, her father, Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s long time musical director and her mother, Carline Ray, performed with Mary Lou Williams and International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
In 2006, her hit debut album “Cat,” paved the way for headlining jazz festivals and opening for music legends such as Steely Dan and Paul Simon. With her fourth and newest album “Strictly Romancin’” released on Valentine’s Day and a recent GRAMMY nomination, there is no stopping her.
Russell’s repertoire will pay homage to her father and Louis Armstrong, incorporating a reinvention of jazz and swing collaborations with a 10-piece orchestra including Jon Erik-Kellso (trumpet), John Allred (trombone), Andy Farber (saxophone, arranger), Dan Block (saxophone, clarinet), Matt Munisteri (guitar, banjo, Music Director), Mark Shane (piano), Lee Hudson (bass), and Mark McLean (drums).
Pre-show music in the Atrium provided by Javier Nero.
For more information on the 2011-12 season, visit jalc.org .