Catherine Russell | SFJAZZ

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell


Catherine Russell

Saturday, July 15, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Catherine Russell
Harlem On My Mind Series: Great Americas Songbook — Great American Songbook  

Catherine Russell

Called “one of the outstanding singers of our time” by The Wall Street Journal, GRAMMY-winning vocalist Catherine Russell brings music from her latest album, Harlem On My Mind, which was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album at this year’s GRAMMY awards. Born with a musical pedigree, Russell’s path was clear as the daughter of Panamanian pianist, composer and arranger Luis Russell, the longtime collaborator and musical director for Louis Armstrong, and bassist/vocalist Carline Ray, known for her work with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Ruth Brown and Mary Lou Williams. Over her momentous career, Russell has recorded and shared the stage with artists including David Bowie, Steely Dan, Michael Feinstein, Paul Simon and Rosanne Cash, recorded five magical albums, and won a GRAMMY for her contribution to the soundtrack for the smash HBO series Boardwalk Empire. With Harlem On My Mind, Russell explores the rich trove of music made popular in New York during the 30s and 40s, including “You’re My Thrill” and “The Very Thought of You.” In their review, JazzTimes enthused: “If there’s a postmillennial answer to Dinah Washington, surely it’s Catherine Russell: same remarkable vocal dexterity-blues shouter meets jazz stylist; same espresso-strength power; same immaculate clarity; same ability to shift seamlessly from sassy to torchy.”

Artist Personnel

Catherine Russell vocals
Matt Munisteri guitar
Mark Shane piano
Tal Ronen bass
Mark McLean drums

Artist Website

"A strong, rich voice with understated but penetrating insight. " — The New York Times
"One of the outstanding singers of our time. " — The Wall Street Journal

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