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Art of Jazz | Catherine Russell

Friday, May 13, 2022
Kleinhans Music Hall, 8:00 pm

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“One of the outstanding singers of our time” (Wall Street Journal), Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell is the rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues vocalist who puts her joyful stamp on the great African American songbook from the Swing Era and beyond. The daughter of Luis Russell, pianist and music director for the immortal Louis Armstrong, Catherine has headlined around the world, been awarded the prestigious Prix Du Jazz Vocal by the French Jazz Academy and toured with Steely Dan and Paul Simon. Drawing comparisons to Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Dinah Washington, Russell is “a wonderfully charismatic performer with a show-stopping voice” (Washington Post).