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~Welcome~"a masterful singer" - Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia InquirerPhoto by Marylene Mey and Whit Lane"Bring It Back" *****Five Stars, Downbeat"Strictly Romancin'" 2013 Bistro Award for Outstanding RecordingVocal Album of The Year 2012 Award from Academie du Jazz"One of the outstanding singers of our time" - Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal"a strong, rich voice with understated but penetrating insight" - Stephen Holden,    NY Timesphoto by Marv GoldschmittGrammy Award Winner - Boardwalk Empire Soundtrack#1 Charting Album at JazzWeek & I-Tunes "absolutely the real deal - classy, lusty, pure and undeniably golden" - Portland Tribune"wistful, sultry rhythm and blues"            - Jon Pareles, New York TimesSentimental Streak - 2008 - winner German Record Critics AwardJVC - Jazz Festival NYC 2005, photo credit: Joseph A. RosenI Love Jazz Festival, Brazil 2009, photo:netun limaJazz at Lincoln Center 2012 photo:Elizabeth LeitzellBreda Jazz Festival Gospel Concert in Grote Kerk Gothic Cathedral"It's a delight to hear the real thing in Catherine Russell" - Nat Hentoff Debut Album - Cat - 2006 - WBGO-NPR Best of The Year in Jazz "could melt the ice in bourbon on the rocks" - Tristram Lozaw, Boston GlobeVocal Album of The Year - Francis Davis, Village Voice"a wonderfully charismatic performer" - Mike Joyce, Washington Post"one of the most dynamic live acts in modern roots music" - Boston Herald"sassy, smart, and historically minded" - Ann Powers, LA Times"a musical hero, regifting, if you will precious Black music forms" - Essence ~Thanks for Visiting~