John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell

Performing Artists Series

Wednesday, MarCH 29, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Nat King Cole & The Ladies of Song

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist, and singer has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond. 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.

This performance sponsored in part by the Berks Jazz Fest.

Program book is available here.

Tickets: $46, $39 for Seniors and Students
KU Faculty, Staff and Students access discounted tickets by using their MyKU Login
KU Faculty and Staff: $39; KU Students: $10

On the left, Catherine Russel is laughing with her head thrown back. On the right, John Pizzarelli smiles and leans on an acoustic guitar.