AT ST. PETER’S CURCH (LEXINGTON AVE AT 54TH ST.) IN THE MUSIC ROOM Come at 7 PM for a Meet and Greet. Meeting begins at 7:30 PM
THE NEXT MEETING OF TDES IS THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019
CATHERINE RUSSELL An interview with the singer and daughter of jazz royalty by
TDES President, Ray Carman
Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was born in Panama, emigrated to New Orleans and then to Chicago and New York City, becoming a pianist, bandleader, arranger, composer and Louis Arm-strong’s long-time collaborator and musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering bassist, gui-tarist, vocalist and holder of advanced degrees from Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music. Russell is a graduate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts; she has toured the world, performing and recording with David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Joan Osborne, Vince Giordano and many others, appearing on over 200 albums.
Jim Eigo’s Jazz Promo Service is my lifeline to the jazz world of New York and beyond, and the source of so many of my happiest musical discoveries and most joyful nights of jazz. Jim is the hardest-working jazz publicist I know; his popularity speaks for itself.
James Gavin, journalist and author of Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker