What a pleasure to find your website! You are such a great singer, all of your records are incredible. Thank you! Jean-Marc Rapp
Was at Dizzy's Club last Monday night for the release of your new CD, Bring it Back, and LOVED it. Purchased the CD on my way out the door and haven't stopped listening to it. Love your music and make it to Jazz at Lincoln Center every time you appear. C. Stella
Fabulous rendition of "After the Ligts Go Down Low". You knocked it out of the park. I'd love to hear you do Chaka Khan's "Love Ha Fallen on Me". NY's my home, so whenever you're around we wil catch your shows.
Please keep me in the loop on your life! LOVE your work! Also would love to get an interview for the Iowa Jazz Station KCCK regarding your wonderful new album and your Pella date. Planning to come to Pella. Lisa Baum
love your style
great music this is the kind of music I enjoy to listen
Pleaase let me know when you are be touring in Montreal, Canada
I would like to attend your show
You are simply fabulous! Please add me to your email list.
SO great to see you last night at Scullers in Boston - GREAT show. And great to meet you too. Perhaps we can jam someday.. I promise you we'd have FUN. I hope to see you again out there somewhere sooner than later! Last night - WOW. The real deal. www.suedewave.com
Heard you on Eric Jackson's show last night from Sculler's. Instant fan.
LOVE your music!!!!! You are BRILLIANT!
Listening to the interview on The Loft. Great music! Alan Goldsmith
Please add me to the email list. Look forward to seeing performances and being up to date for CD releases. Thank you.
Hi Catharine, Leaving a note just to mention that we, since yesterday, are promoting your new cd worldwide on the internet for the next four coming weeks! Why? It's simply a great album. We added a lot of songs from the other four albums too. Your renditions are right into the great american songbook core :-) Regards René Dussen
I'm the president of "JAZZ HOT CLUB du BASSIN d'ARCACHON" a non profit french association (www.jazzhotclub-arcachon.org). Arcachon is located in South Wesr in the Bordeaux area.
We just love Catherine's music and albums. We will present her among several great female singers during our next march conference. Bernard Jouan
I just got the Carline Ray cd, Vocal Sides. I've been playing Land Beyond the River non stop. So now I am eager to hear more Catherine. Beautiful voice. Mary T Burke
Heard Catherine Russell interviewed on the Tavis Smiley show, just delightful!
I discovered Catherine Russell's music on WBGO and I've been a fan ever since!
That's twice I got in the car and turned on the radio and heard the DJ say, "That's Catherine Russell." Missed it again! If you're not Catherine let her know Dennis is sending her good thoughts and to contact me if she goes to the West coast. We go back!
I saw Catherine for the first time in Bethlehem, PA in September of 2012. I totally loved the performance. She was one of the best acts of The Blast Furnace Blues Festival and certainly "the pleasant surprise of the festival" for me. Being a big Willie Dixon fan, I really appreciated how she interpreted his material. I'm looking forward to seeing her again and bringing my wife.
I really hope that Catherine makes it back to Germany so I can finally see her live... I can't imagine Berlin wouldn't welcome her in the future. Thomas Marzahi
Los angeles tour on the near horizon? Please say yes! Steve Marshall
We desperately need you back in Amsterdam!!
Love your work. Very special. Jim Brear
Please come and perform in Melbourne, Australia! Nancy
Just spent the weekend at our hide-away in Maine, listening to all your cd's. What heaven! Now I will be hearing you all week in my mind as I tackle the week's obligations. And there will be a smile on my face!
Looking forward to Valentine's at Sculler's in Cambridge, MA Julia Flanders
Thank you for all you give- you are stellar!!
Just had the pleasure of hearing you at Frostbrg University. Brilliant Thank you Iris Halmos
Clay Watkins told me about you. Iistened in and was blown away. You have a fan for life.
Keep bringing it girl
Just got an email that you are coming to Honolulu. on December 3...!!
I just promoted John Pizzarelli for a concert here, And you were on the list for next year's festival...
I have been such a great fan of yours and am thrilled that you are coming.
I'm a guitarist and I actually perform some of your arrangements regularly..
I'm certainly going to see you at Iolani High School on the 3rd. Would love to have you sit in at my gig... If you are in town over the weekend. I won't even advertise it.. Just a chance to hear and or play with you will be such a treat!
Whether or not that happens is not so important.. Please have a great and safe trip.. If you or traveling partners are needing for anything in Honolulu - my cell is 808.393.6393
Hot Club of Hulaville
Hi Catherine! I did not get to speak with you at the memorial for your mother on Monday! My husband Stan was with me as he loved Carline as well! I hope you know how proud of you she was! She loved you on so many levels! It was a great tribute to her and I loved the cuts from the interview with her! She was definitely in the room! Enjoyed hearing you with your group. Please keep me on your email list! all the best, Linda Presgrave
Hi Catherine, It was great to hear you and all the other artists last night. I'm the man who said hello at the end of the evening to tell you how much I love your music. Every note you sing sounds right. That can be said about few singers! I'd love to chat with you and your husband one day. And I'd love to attend one of your performances. I have been listening to and loving jazz (and a lot of othr music) for almost 50 years. I've not found a vehicle to share that love and listening knowledge with others. I'd love to chat with you about that.
Thanks again for your tribute to your mother. We all got to know her!
When are you coming to lonely Seattle? Need that silky voice out here! Discovered you this summer and have downloaded your songs from Itunes.
Very grateful for the beautiful jazz recordings. You are my new favorite. Sorry to hear about your mother.
Just listenig to you this AM. Inspiring....I met with you in Boston with Ron W.
I saw you in schenectady on nov. 1st ,wow what a wonderful performance. I cant express how much i enjoyed this concert. It brought back memories of jimmy ryans the metropole and eddie condons in ny in the 1950s.Thank you so much for making this old trumpet player happy. Neil Giammatteo
Heard you perform ( for the 1st time ) at Schenectady,NY Whisperdome - Fabulous concert, everyone of you, wonderful music. Love you all. Will be looking for your CD's and upcoming concerts. Wow, wow. You just killed me.
OK, I'll get up now !! ( I'm a trumpeter, and I hear Shachelmouth clearly). And yes, I'm aged and mello too. Jack McGirr
Love your music. Tom Finch
HI CATHERINE, THIS IS A GREAT WEB SITE. FRANCES
Have enjoyed listening to you for many, many years.Mitch Schuman
Wow, you can really sing! I just found out about you (and your wonderful mother) on Kcsm Radio in California. I would love to hear you perform in person; I'll watch out for a concert in Northern California..............Dan
Please come down to South Florida.
Hello Ms. Russell,
You have made so many people happy with your fabulous voice! I can hardly wait until Nov 9 when we will hear you in New York. I am briging a friend of mine who sang at the same time as your Mom. Helen Lee is 92 now but she remembers so many people frm your youth. She sang on the radio and with the Tommy Dorsey Band. She is making the trip to see you from Chicago and beleive me, she is VERYexcited! We will be in the second row! Godspeed.
Would love to see you live some time while in California. Please let me know when Catherine will be playing nearby us again. Just saw her at the Pasadena Pops with Michael Feinstein and we loved her. Would love to see her again.
Discovering Catherine many years ago raised my music I.Q. by 50 points. My father, a professional musician would listen to her sing every chance he got. For me, she and her great rockin' group are always fresh. It doesn't matter how often I play her album she's always fresh. My toe taps to the music without any conscious thought. She's wonderful and I am glad I have been a long term serious fan.
Thanks for the Great Music
I admire Ms. Russell's artistry and would like to keep up on her work and new albumns. Please add me to the mailing list. Erica Wang
I have ceceived the sad news.
I knew little about your mother. I only knew "He's All I Need" from Strictly Romancin' , but it's enough to enjoy.
I should have written earlier after this beautiful 2012 concert in Paris. It inspired me an article for the Hot Club de France site (http://www.hot-club.asso.fr/debat.html - June 4, 2012)
This article has been partly quoted in the Hot Club de France Bulletin (Bulletin 612 Juin-Juillet 2012) by Dominique Brigaud the chief editor, a great jazz connaisseur and a great ear.
But I can sum up.
I have compared you with Ethel Waters and Ella Fitzgerald because of a double perfection they have and you have : perfect pitch and perfect timing. I have also compared you with Louis Armstrong for not using growl (you) and mute (him). You are both so good without those devices !
And Dominique Brigaud added : "Catherine Russell, has joined, with no doubt, the top few female jazz singers of all times". (In french : "Catherine Russell a rejoint sans nul doute le peloton des meilleures chanteuses de jazz, toutes époques confondues...")
We also both greatly appreciate the trio : Matt Munisteri, Mark Shane and Lee Hudson. Tell Them.
Eagerly waiting for your next concerts in France in October 2013.
When we played together it was "Cookie." (sonoma state) So glad you're doing well, and that the music is flowing. Sounds terrific! Talking with Jeremy Cohen your name came up and he told me a bit about your success. What a blessing. I would like to send you my latest album. I'll pop it in the mail to the Somerville address, unless you have another that would be more convenient. Mine is a Sinatra/Bennett sound. I think you'll enjoy it.
Hope to connect with you again soon.
Dear Catherine; I have been trying to figure out how toget in touch with you and finally made it here. I have been thinking lots of you. I am so depply saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. You know that I loved her dearly and she was such a special person to me! I will never forget my first CD that she pkayed bass on!! So much fun! Please make sure and let me know when her memorial is this fall! Wishing you all the best and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time! With love, Linda Presgrave
kplu in tacoma played your cover of 'new speedway boogie', well, i am your humble servent, thank you, your tortured & rendered heart has truly helped to heal mine. & yes 1 way or another-, I for one am through w/any and all intolerance. I can bear it no further. i am commiting all my time & loot to accomplish this-will start a non-profit. more to follow GOD BLESS Steve Wallace
Are you coming to Boston any time soon. I'd love to see you perform Jim Culbertson
Hi Catherine -
We caught the SD show at the Edgefield last night. Not only was the best night of the entire summer but we all decided you are fucking coolest of everything in one amazing package. We just LOVE you girl! xoxo
Juliette, Kara & Anne Marie
Mzz Russell: Howzzit ~~~~ I'd like to purchase yer Mom'zz last CD. ~~ I heard from Mzz Dotti Anita Taylor that U might B handlin' it. My local Indie Store (Twist b& Shout, Denver) had no bead on it. ~~ Please lemme kno. ~~ Thanx in advance, djSOS/Poses ~~~~
Great web site! I was thrilled to read about Ms Russell's extraordinary skills as a musician and her dedication to her craft in music. I was blown away! Will be purchasing myself CD's from this gifted and spirited artist, Ms Russell.
I host "Voices of Jazz" on KAMU-fm and just rec'd "Vocal Sides" and recorded cuts from it and also "Inside this Heart of Mine" this AM for Friday''s program. I was writing to tell you what a great voice from a pretty 88 year old, and was stunned to learn that Ms. Ray had just passed away. I am truly sorry to learn that. What a talent. She will not be forgotten. Rusty
I absolutely love your voice and the music is fantastic! Will you be heading to Dallas, Texas soon?
I'm new to your recordings and enjoy them immensely! Katie Sullivan
I love your music more than can be expressed in words. Brett Hampton
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Carline Ray. I feel so privelidged to have met her, interviewed her for my Documentary film Lady Be Good; Instrumental Women in Jazz. I am completing a re edit of the film cutting it to 90 minutes and hope to have the music rights cleared by this year. . I have a beautiful interview with your mother and would like to offer a copy of it if you would like. Love to you. Kay
Hello Old Friend! Greetings and lots of love to you... I see that you're singing with Steely Dan these days. What a fantastic gig! You must be enjoying that! I'm thinking of coming to the Toronto show tonight. My partner, Robin, is a guitar tech, and was on the same stage as you at a couple of European Festivals. He raved about the band, and figures that it's a great setting for a background vocalist...! If I do manage to get there, and there's a way that's not too clumsy, I'll try to come backstage to say hi. If not, all my very best to you. Much resepct, Rebecca
We met and I had the pleasure of doing a phone interview (WUEV 91.5 FM Evansville, Indiana) with you prior to your perfomance at the Under the Beams Concert Series in New Harmony, Indiana, in 2011. I saw that your mom passed away and I wanted to express my condolences to you and your family. She was a great lady who made the most of her life to the very end. Hers will be a ripple that will affect many generations to come.
j'ai mon ticket pour ta venue a paris je t attend gros bisous
We met you at the 2012 Garth Newell Blues/Jazz Festival at Warm Springs, Va. My husband, Dan, has a blues show on the local radio station, WVLS in Monterey, Virginia and he just played a tribute to you with hopes of seeing you at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, Wva. on Nov. 15, 2013. Kathy Solomon
My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing / hearing you on Friday in Santa Cruz at the Kuumbwa (1st row stage right). Unfortunately we had to leave shortly after your set was finished and did not get a chance to meet you in person. I will be adding your albums soon to my collection. Any chance getting you on vinyl? I would put you sandwiched between my Dinah Washington and Ivie Anderson records!
Thank you, Catherine. What your spirit and your music have added to the world is immeasurable. Earline Ahonima
I just love her voice, and the power of her interpretations of the great blues.
Supreme clarity and intelligence, just wonderful. I could listen to her voice all day and all night. When is she coming to the UK, or have I missed her ? I'll be there. Nick Melliss
YES Catherine. I should have signed up on your list a long time ago! Matt Jenson
We caught you last night in Hartford sitting front and center at Table Two.
We love the CD's...all of them and you have a magnificent instrument, but the experience of "seeing you" as well as hearing you was beyond description.
Thank you for taking time from you busy schedule to bring some serious joy to all of us!
Victoria & Tony Jacobine
I think you're simply out of sight. Will try to get you down to Sarasota, FL for our annual festival in March 2014.
Miss Russell you're featured often here in Philly on WXPN. As the host of the show says "When Catherine Russell sings you stop in your shoes". Thank you so much for sharing your gift. Not only do I stop in my shoes, but I raise my hands, and listen to a true talent. All the very best for you. Much love from Philly~Dess
You had me when you did 'Fools Gold' on the Vivino Bros. Chitlins Parmigiana CD. Please step into Whitney's shoes soon. We need someone who can bring it down to all of us, and that's you Catherine.
We love Catherine's music. No one swings better! Laura Hill
I see you will be coming to Saint Louis soon. I am so excited that I am jumping up and down right now. I sooo enjoy your CD's and can't wait to see you in person. You will love the Sheldon, it is a very classy place. My wife and I used to bring a three year old daughter on Tuesday night to the notes from home program and it was only five dollors a person and they let Tara in free. She is now almost 21 and will be going off to college soon. I am soo happy to get to hear you in concert. Steven Mazurek
Hear your fabulous voice on station KPLU in Seattle area. Please, please, please come to town!!! Would love to hear you in person!
I love what you do, especially when you sing from the Willie Dixon songbook. I saw and spoke with you in Bethlehem last September. I've been trying to get my wife out to see you. Hopefuly the next time that you play Shanghi Jazz in Madison, NJ. Best wishes! Blll Miller
I was surprised to catch her performing with Boz Skaggs a few years back at Englewood, NJ Performing Arts Center. She stole the show. Keep up your great work. Truly....a wonderful and talented gal. Patricia Keenan
Just sensational. I have been listening to the player on your myspace page for almost an hour now. I am loving every minute of it. Love your voice and song selections. I look forward to communicating with you again. I have always liked you, your humor and intelligence. Radadast Williams
Absolutely love your music! Would love to see you in New York! Sarah Olivia Love
Wow. Addicted to you and your song choices. Refreshing!!! Less is more. Love it!
I have repaired Catherine's mandolin many times while at Matt Umanov guitars. I would like to get word to her that I now have my own store TR Crandall Guitars at 179 East 3rd. I would also like to invite her and Paul to our opening party on April 6th from 6:00 to 9:00
Phyllis and I were at the Bistro Awards last night and just loved your singing.
Phyilis and Bernie Katz
March 3rd at Saint Peter's Church, Prez Fest. We talked about your Mom, Cobi, Delilah and her daughter, Jill, before the concert. I told you that the major factor why I attended was that you were the emcee; besides, it's important for locals to support our own. I was so happy I went. It was a good time. The talent was superb! Enjoyed your rendiitions of the Cab But I tell you I was more happy with your emcee skills. Wonderful! Shirl Carter
Love you! Glad I got to say "Hello" between sets at Shanghai Jazz when I congratulated your belated but much deserved success (but asked that you not get too, too famous lest I no longer be able to afford admission to your shows!) Ken
I couldn't sit still in my seat at the 8:00 show at Scullers!! You were wonderful!! Thank you for such a geat experience. The best concert I've been to since I saw Ella Fitzgerald in Newport years ago. You are soooo full of LIFE!! Alan Day
info on future appearancs in Washington DC area appreciated
I had the great pleasure of hearing you a few days ago in StThomas You sang a song about a bottle of whiskey that was "so quiet when it was on the shelf" Loved the song and your delivery, but i can't find music, words or a recording of the song. Can you point me in a direction?
By the way, I am a mandolin player, southern string band and memphis jug band styles, I lam enjoying the CD I purchased from you with the banjo-mandolin, and the pedal steel.
Thanks again for coming to our island, You have a lot of very enthusiastic supportters down here.
You are awesome, crazy good !!! "strictly romancin' " is by far the GREATEST cd of 2012 any/every genre. (The musical arrangements are the bomb, too.)
Keep on singing it like you singing it girl and please don't you ever stop, don't even think about stopping singing.
You are the Macchu Picchu of singers ... no matter how high the expections, you exceed them! Lenore Rice
Count me a fan,Catherine! Just discovered you on Spotify and Youtube and utterly knocked out!! Any chance of you coming to England?? Going to order a couple of your albums. Gordon.
I absolutely LOVE your music and was thrilled to hear your coming back to Atlanta soon!!! I was fortunate to have seen you when you were in town with Levon and fell in love with your voice and music and the next day went out and bought your cd's. By the way, I just noticed your with Paul Kahn/Concerted Efforts in Somerville, MA. I grew up about an hour south in Marion, MA, use to come up to the city for shows all the time when I was there.
Please keep me posted anywhere your going to perform in the Southeast and it will be a great roadtrip for me, thanks!
Thoroughly enjoyed your performace for Artists Celebrate Dr. MLK, Jr. at Symphony Space. Thank you for sharing your talent. Marie D
I first heard you on Eric in the evening and fell in love. Then I bought a couple of albums and saw you at Scullers. I am a great fan.
Please let me know when you will be performing in the Washington, D.C. area.
I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF MEETING CATHERINE AT PATTY TOBIN SHOP. I AM THE CO-FOUNDER OF PLATINUM STYLE MAGAZINE AND WHAT A WONDERFUL LADY SHE IS AND CATHERINE WAS A DELIGHT TO MEET AND SPEAK WITH I HAVE BECOME A GREAT FAN OF HERS. Sir Benjamin Soto Ortiz
Please sign me up for your mailing list. Great show at LPR tonight! Jason Gross
Bravo, Ms. Russell! Been diggin' your fantastic voice since your days with Steely Dan. Heard you recently on NPR. New jazz center opening ihere in San Francisco this January. You will come and see us sometime won't you? Cheers!
Wonderful voice. First tme I have heard it, but it won't be the last.
Iris Eustace Halmos
I am based in London and would love to see Catherine perform at Ronnie Scotts. Is there any chance of this happening?
Heard her on fresh air. 'in the dark" is the best thing I've heard since Nina Simone's 'wild is the wind'. Please come back to California soon. Let me know! Audrey Moore
Saw Catherine with Steely Dan in the summer of 2011 and with the Dukes of September in the summer of 2012 and can't get enough of her great vocals!
catherine, i could not forget to let you know what a great interview and voice on NPR. i, too, have a bit of familiarity with Louis Armstrong. When I was 5 years old i sat on his lap at the Moulin Rouge restaurant in Los Angeles. That was in 1956! he sang happy birthday to me! on stage. of course, i did not know him, but my parents (now both gone, and unfortunately, both deserted me for the most part most of my life), but i do have that true story about "Sachmo" to tell. guess that is why to this day i love the so-called "old" music, the type of music you do so well. of course, like you, i still love the old rock songs, too, of Led Zepplin, Stones, and so many more, the Who, on and on. Keep singing, Catherine. Your voice is so good. Kathryn