Grammy Award winning vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, and a graduate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ms. Russell has toured the world, performing and recording with David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Jane Siberry and Rosanne Cash. She was a guest vocalist on Levon Helm’s “Electric Dirt”, and performed many times with the Levon Helm Band. She is also a guest vocalist on Helm’s daughter Amy Helm’s debut album, Didn’t It Rain. Since the 2006 release of her debut album, CAT, (Harmonia Mundi/ World Village), four acclaimed albums have followed, including Strictly Romancin’, awarded Prix du Jazz Vocal 2012 (Vocal Album of The Year) by the Jazz Academy (France) and a Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording, followed by Bring It Back in 2014. Catherine has been a guest on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS-TV and Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. Catherine’s sixth album will be released in 2016.