Catherine Russell performs at the Palace Theatre in Syracuse April 18, 2009. Daughter of the late Luis Russell (Louis Armstrong's muscial director), the native New Yorker enthralled her audience from the moment she stepped on stage. Lauren Long / The Post-Standard
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.