We have delightful plans for this Friday night — March 30, 2012: we’ll be at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center to hear the remarkable singer Catherine Russell and her all-star band:
Our Catherine’s pedigree is impeccable — daughter of pianist-composer-bandleader Luis Russell and string bassist-bandleader Carline Ray, she grew up with the music (how about childhood acquaintance with one Mister Armstrong?) and she keeps swinging with a big heart. And her new program will not only connect with her CD, STRICTLY ROMANCIN’ but will focus on Louis and Luis — lifelong friends. The concerts will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2012, with two shows nightly (7:30 and 9:30), located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City.
And Grammy-winner Miss Russell is wise enough to know that a great singer deserves a great band — with new arrangements. The sterling fellows onstage will be Matt Munisteri, guitar, arranger, musical director; Mark Shane, piano; Jon Erik-Kellso, trumpet, arranger; John Allred, trombone; Dan Block, saxophones, clarinet; Andy Farber, saxophones, arranger; Lee Hudson, string bass; Mark McLean, drums; Dave Brown, trumpet; Scott Robinson, whatever he likes. For tickets visit the JALC Box Office at Broadway at 60th, or www.jalc.org — or call Center Charge at 212-721-6500. The Beloved and I will be there — I’ll be making notes on a pad to tell you what happened . . . be sure to get there on your own!