Catherine Russell and her Trio
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center for the Performing Arts Lobby
Pre-Performance Talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m.
This is a FREE performance
Catherine is a native New Yorker born with an enviable musical pedigree. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was born in Panama and moved to New Orleans and then New York City, becoming a pioneering pianist/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director.
After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she embarked upon a rich journey backing artists like Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, and Rosanne Cash.
She has now come into her own as a lead vocalist. A curator of lesser known blues, jazz and swing tunes, Catherine Russell breathes new life into standards - and "should be" standards.
She has won a prestigious German Record Critics' Award and a Hot Club of France Discovery Award. Catherine Russell's third album, Inside This Heart of Mine, reached #1 on JazzWeek, Roots Music Report, and I-Tunes Jazz Charts.
This tour of Catherine Russell and her Trio is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Jazz Touring Network program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sponsored by Clayton and David Lightman and Family