catherine-russell-photo-by-sandrine-leeThe Wall Street Journal proclaims Catherine Russell as “ … the best blues and jazz singer going today.”

The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is the rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full-blown femininity incarnate; a dusky, stalwart, and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. Catherine Russell has released five chart topping albums to date, performed on four continents, and has been a hit on major jazz festivals including Monterey, Newport, North Sea, Bern International, Tanglewood and more. Her concert repertoire features musical gems from the 1920s through the present vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell is firmly ranked as one of the greatest interpreters and performers of American popular song today.

Catherine Russell will appear in Portland on Tuesday, October 11 for a 7:30 pm performance at The Old Chuch, 1422 SW 11th Avenue. Tickets are $25.00 advance ($20.00 for PDX Jazz members) through