Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10:00 PM EDT
Iridium, New York, NY
Catherine Russell is a contemporary jazz and blues vocalist. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director, and her mother, the late Carline Ray, held degrees from both Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music and performed with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm during World War II.
She also worked with David Bowie as backing vocal and playing percussion, keyboards and guitar in Heathen Tour, Reality album and in A Reality Tour from 2002 to 2004.
Russell's cover of the 1920s song Crazy Blues was used in Episode 10, Season 1 of the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire. This song was included on a soundtrack recording that won in 2012 for Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 54th Grammy Awards.