John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell
A Tribute to Nat King Cole & The Ladies of Song
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 8pm
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
John Pizzarelli has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years, singing classic standards and late-night ballads, and by playing inventive guitar. With sparkling swing and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell is among the greatest interpreters of American popular song.
Together, they pay homage to Nat King Cole and the legendary singers who appeared on his popular TV show. The concert includes Cole’s most memorable hits such as “Route 66,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and “Paper Moon,” along with the timeless works from Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee—the iconic Ladies of Song.
“[Catherine Russell] is one of the outstanding singers of our time.” — The Wall Street Journal
"We can say we're as lucky to listen to [Pizzarelli] as Nat Cole fans were in the years before he became a legend.” — The Village Voice
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