Episode 30: "I'd be nowhere without my friends," with guest Catherine Russell
IN THIS EPISODE:
Get ready for a master class on singing and life with Grammy-winning vocalist (and all-around beautiful and wise human being) Catherine Russell. Cat has shared the stage with David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, and Steely Dan (to name but a few) and, with half a dozen critically acclaimed recordings under her belt, is one of the most dynamic jazz and blues singers of our time. Cat shares insights about how she chooses the songs she sings, the importance of being a musical archaeologist, and the life-saving properties of music.
From playing the tuba to studying theatre, Catherine Russell has done it all. The jazz world is very happy to have Catherine in its midst these days, but Catherine's also shared the stage with some of pop and rock music's biggest names, as shown in the photo below.
MAKING A JOYFUL NOISE...
Our very own Melissa Stylianou regularly sings the Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's Church here in NYC, as does Catherine from time to time.