I send you this message from France. You are my favorite Jazz singer and I had the chance to see you last at the festival "Jazz en Tête". It was great !
I hope you come back soon on tour in France. If you go on my website, you can see pictures of the set :
I hope you enjoy and keep on swingin'.
Compliment long time coming! I was exposed to your style of blues when I was 11 years old. Ray Charles< John Lee Hooker,Sonny boy Floyd, Robert Johnson, etc. Your sound is so sweet to my ears. You Make me feeel sooooo warm! THANKS !!!! By the by..... I'm a Nawlin's rat....
Saw you at the San Jose Summerfest for the first time. I loved your song choice, vocal range, and obvious joy in singing. Your blues songs opened up new emotions in me. Thank you. Laura Williams
You're so fantastic I can't stop listening to your music ! Please advise me when you come to FRANCE ! I will of course come and see you.
Thanks a lot !
I want to thank Catherine for the Sacramento performance at Harlow's. She is effervescent. I don't think we have ever met, I'll have to ask my mom, Elayne Jones. My children didn't come but two friends did and they loved the performance as well. Thank you so much! Cheryl Stanley
Catherine is a national treasure! Love her music!! Patrick Hughey
I have seen and met cat in many occasions she is not only a great singer she is one of ihe nicest performers you will ever meet. Relates to her fans and brings you spirit and joy,when you hear her sing LOVE HER.. Isobel
Thank you to Louis Armstrong and Catherine Russell for helping me take care of my 86 year old mother in the hospital today. I put on The music and her mood completely changed. When the orthopedist came in her toes were tapping under the bed covers to "Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should." He looked down and said, "That's very good for her." I reminded her that you had signed the CD for her last year after a show in Coral Gables. You said to her "You're looking good, Dede." You made her smile then, and you made her smile today. I am so grateful.Helena Alonso
I heard on the net your Crazy Blues, I,am lazy, Kitchenman, Under the spell, public melody
and Everybody Loves My Baby.
I greatly like your voice, ability to place correct accents at the right time, down to
earth blues sand great range.
I am running 79 and some of my other favorit Divas are Lady Day, Ella, The Divine One, Carmen McRae, Mildred Bailey, Diane Reeves and others.
Would be nice to hear from you.
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Mumbai 400026, India
Catherine, just a Big THANK YOU for the cd and the GREAT conversation when I drove you to the radio interview at the Rochester JAZZ FEST> Your cd is freakin' GREAT!! You are one GREAT vocalist & a CLASS ACT!!
Would like to send you that Ruth Brown cd I told you about if you send me an address. PLEASE PLEASE come back To Rochester Jazz Fest!! Heck 6 is a nice round number. LOVE PEACE & MUSIC jim otis
I heard your gorgeous voice for the first time today on XM/Sirius radio. Your sound is so classical jazz: rich and resonant... Mmmm. What a find! Thanks. Mark Morgan
Just discover your music in the weirdest of ways and now I'm in love. What a wonderful talented woman. I am so excited. Raffael
Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your show last night in Woodbridge. Great songs. You sing with such passion and I love it. Cheers to your guitarist, pianist, and bassist.
bonjour je suis pianiste et le voudrais jouer lucille ou puis je trouver la partition??
merci si possible de me répondre en francais
you are the B E S T.
thank you for making my days a little brighter.
a jazz lover,
We really admire your music & wonderful voice. Do you have any plans to tour in the Seattle area?
Looking forward to hearing Ms.Russell at the Rochester Jazz Festival! Also wondering if she ever makes it out to upstate NY venues close to Buffalo or Syracuse? Thank you. Theresa
Oh Catherine that's quite the voice you have there..Found you on the internet..I could listen to you all day..I just love your bluesy renditions....You have made my day..Keep up the good work..Your the best...Cheers...Peter Richmond..
I'm totally bewitched... never heard such a voice since Ella and Sarah..!!
Hope you will come soon in Vienne Jazz festival (France) to have the great pleasure of your performance in this beautiful location;
Florence, a french fan !
My favourite cd of 2014. How about a Canadian tour?! Kenny
Very good! Jorge Caetano
Love to see Cat in L.A.! How about Catalina's?
THANK YOU for your GREAT singing!
Love your style! Please visit Tampa, FL!!! :)
you have a NEW FAN!!! :) Looking forward to any concert near Indianapolis! Amy Tackitt
Thank you again, Catherine, for last night's incredible evening on the stage at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Listening and enjoying your renditions is the most memorable of many jazz set experiences in my life. My "aged and mellow" man missed a great time. I am looking forward to seeing you again--with him. Until then, I speak continued blessings and favor as you share your glorious gifts with the world. Toujours. Betty Anderson
I loved the show at Knuckleheads last Wednesday. It was a pleasure to meet you afterwards. Btw, I posted several photos from that night on instagram use #catherinerussell & on facebook under Modern Primitive. ciao bella, Tony
A wonderful experience with you at Pella, Iowa.
Love you madly, in truth, and as said by Duke.
Paul Sabelka, man in beret, front row.
Hope to see you again, somewhere.
I just saw and heard Catherine Russelll and her incredible band perform at Murry's in Columbia, Missouri. I have wanted to see her live for some time now, and she was everything I could hope for and is one of the greatest singers I have had the pleasure and thrill of hearing live. This on top of her being one of the most beautiful women, physically and characterwise, ever. She was very kind and I may have talked her ear off about music as she signed all of my CDs and could not have been more gracious. I will see her tomorrow night at the documentary film she is hosting, and I cannot wait to hear her perform again. Until that wonderful day, I have her five albums and her Mom's album too. I cannot thank Ms. Russell enough for the wonderful day I have had. Bob Schwartz
Hey, i've listen to your new CD -especialliy to Aged and Mellow. That's a very great und thrilling song. I'm playing piano and want to play the song. Do you have a sheet for piano or the chords? That would be amazing. Thank you from Germany Ulrike
when in Chicago??? Luca
gary w. on wbgo intrduced me to you and your music.thanks so much for all you do.so much happiness. love davy g
I always knew that you would be successful while playing music with you at Sonoma State University. Continued success wonderful lady. David Lee Aerni
Love your cd's
I was listening to the radio last night (03/09/2014) just fliping through the stations feelimg a bit down and I turned on 99.50 and I herd the host talking to some one named Cathrine Russel and I could not believe my ears I herd your voice and I knew right away it was you; way to go you made it. I went on the computer and looked you up and I was right, it was Cathy. I listened to some of your tunes and I loved it and your voice sounds so soothing. Drop me a line to say hi.
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