Catherine Russell

5:03pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspective: Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Vocalist Catherine Russell performs a great mix of jazz, blues, and soul. The daughter of two famous jazz musicians, Russell draws on her swing era jazz roots to create a distinctive style.

Some of Catherine Russell's earliest memories are of visiting Louis Armstrong's house in Queens, New York. Her father Luis Russell and her mother Carline Ray were both prominent jazz musicians in the 1930s and 40s. She remembers what happened when Satchmo Armstrong picked her up as a child.

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