Savannah Music Festival LIVE 934 – Catherine Russell

When you’re born into a renowned musical family, there’s generally a better chance of you understanding music not simply as a job, but as a way of life. Such was the case for Catherine Russell, whose father Luis Russell was Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother was Carline Ray, a singer with degrees from both The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music who performed with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm during World War II. In this episode, we listen to Catherine Russell’s 2016 performance at SMF, along with her outstanding trio.