Grammy Award-winner Catherine Russell has been one of the most widely-recognized jazz vocalists since the release of her debut CD in 2006. Her experience extends beyond releasing six acclaimed albums as a solo artist; Russell has also worked with Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, and Levon Helm. This winter she’ll be on tour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, but in the meantime you can catch her at Dizzy’s for this one-night-only album release party. Her new project is titled Harlem On My Mind, and it features soulful interpretations of such influences as Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Benny Carter, Irving Berlin, Andy Razaf, and Fats Waller. Together, these artists helped define a golden age in Harlem – a great renaissance that continues to reverberate today through extraordinary artists like Catherine Russell. Seeing her perform live is a truly uplifting experience, making these intimate sets at Dizzy’s an easy recommendation for any jazz fan.
With vocalist Catherine Russell, guitarist/banjo player Matt Munisteri, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Nicky Parrott, drummer Darrian Douglas, tenor saxophonist/arranger Andy Farber, alto saxophonist/clarinetist Dan Block, trumpeters Jon-Erik-Kellso and Brian Pareschi, trombonist John Allred, and saxophonist/clarinetist / arranger Mark Lopeman.