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Catherine Russell
Birdland Jazz Club
Sat, Feb 17 Open: 7:30 pm | Shows: 8:30 pm


Catherine Russell returns to Birdland Jazz Club for her annual Valentine’s week 10 show run: Tuesday Feb 13 - Fat Tuesday Mardis Gras Celebration; Wednesday Feb 14 - Saturday Feb 17 Valentine’s Celebration, Love Songs and more…

The Band: Catherine Russell - vocals, Matt Munisteri - guitar, Mark McLean - drums, Tal Ronen - bass, Ben Paterson - piano. Additional musicians on Feb 13 & 14 only: Jon-Erik Kellso - trumpet, Evan Arntzen - reeds, John Allred - trombone.

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist / composer / bandleader, and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director. Her mother, the late Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist / guitarist / bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she toured and recorded with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, Toshi Reagon and Rosanne Cash, among others, appearing on over 200 albums.