Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell was born into musical royalty. He father, Luis Russell, legendary pianist/composer/bandleader, was Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, vocalist/guitarist/bassist, performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. Catherine has toured the world performing and recording with David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, and Wynton Marsalis, among others. Will Friedwald, writing in the Wall Street Journal, calls her “one of the outstanding singers of our time.”