Catherine Russell Tours in California and More
The unconquerable Catherine Russell brings her special brand of jazz, swing and the blues to Northern California this week, before returning to perform in her home town of New York City on August 16. Her latest album Bring It Back, a collection of gems from the jazz age and swing era performed with new arrangements for ten-piece orchestra, has charted at No. 6 on iTunes Jazz, No. 1 on CMJ Jazz, No. 13 on Billboard Traditional Jazz, No. 17 on Billboard Jazz, No. 1 on Roots Music Report Jazz, and No. 4 on Jazzweek.
Russell was recently hailed as "soulful, hip and historically minded", "one of jazz's most celebrated vocalists", and "a subtle but expressive jazz and blues vocalist" by Capital Public Radio, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Sacramento Bee, respectively. AXS also named her San Francisco show a "Must-Hear Bay Area Jazz" event and KCSM listed her San Jose concert as a Top Five to see at the Summer Fest.
"Russell's versions of classic tunes are sometimes even better than the originals...On Bring It Back, Catherine Russell [is] by turns sassy, sexy, humorous, reflective and joyous."
"Russell's delightful Bring It Back includes a number of brisk, buoyant numbers but closes with this gorgeously wistful cover." ("I Cover the Waterfront")
- USA Today
"Her musical instincts tend toward fresh interpretations intended to breathe life into old songs...The title of 'You Got to Swing and Sway' pretty accurately describes its likely effect on listeners."
-The Boston Globe