Grammy® Award-Winning Vocalist Catherine Russell Celebrates the Release of New Album “Harlem On My Mind” at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Thursday, September 29

Grammy® Award-Winning Vocalist Catherine Russell
Celebrates the Release of New Album Harlem On My Mind
at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Thursday, September 29
Catherine Russell / vocals, leader
Jon Erik-Kellso / trumpet
Brian Pareschi / trumpet
Mark Lopeman / saxophone, clarinet, arranger
Andy Farber / saxophone, arranger
Dan Block / saxophone, clarinet
John Allred / trombone
Matt Munisteri / guitar, banjo, md
Mark Shane / piano
Nicky Parrott / bass
Darrian Douglas / drums
Thursday, September 29
Two Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm


Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-258-9595


Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell is set to perform in New York City at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Thursday, September 29 with sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The performance is part of her United States tour in support of her latest album, Harlem On My Mind (released September 9 on Jazz Village)


With her sixth album, Harlem On My Mind, Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell journeys to the blue heart of the great African American songbook. Swinging forth with soulful interpretations, Russell taps the golden age of Harlem, as befits this vibrant daughter of jazz. Vocalists Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Dinah Washington provide inspiration where tunesmiths like Benny Carter, Irving Berlin, Andy Razaf and Fats Waller once ruled the roost of a renaissance which continues to reverberate. Of the title track, Russell says, “It’s about not forgetting your roots,” which also serves as her modus operandi for the entire 12-song collection. “The album is comprised of songs from artists who played at The Apollo in Harlem, where all African American artists of note appeared.”
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, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. Russell notes, “My mother was born and raised in Harlem and my father led one of the leading orchestras in Harlem, which was part of the inspiration for this album.”  
2016 has been an eventful year for Catherine Russell. In January, Russell was featured in an hour-long concert performance on Public Television’s American Songbook as part of the NJPAC series. In February, Russell joined the fellow members of David Bowie’s last touring band, as well as pop-singer Lorde, for a moving Tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Brit Awards. In April, Russell appeared at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to sing the grand finale at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Award Ceremony, and then traveled to Los Angeles for a live taping of Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli. Her concerts, “Catherine Russell: Sunny Side of The Street,” at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in April, which saluted her personal connection to Sy Oliver, were featured on NPR’s “Jazz Night In America.” To support the new album, extensive worldwide touring is slated for the 2016-17 season, including a tour in December 2016 as guest vocalist with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on their annual Big Band Holidays tour. 


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Catherine Russell – “Harlem On My Mind”


Catherine Russell · Harlem On My Mind
Jazz Village · Release Date: September 9, 2016
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