John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell in “Billie & Blue Eyes”

Performance Santa Fe presents John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell in Billie & Blue Eyes!

John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell, two of the greatest interpreters at work in jazz today, join forces in Santa Fe to celebrate Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday in a program that is part tribute and part personal introduction to the people who made this music famous. This not-to-be-missed concert features soulful interpretations of old-time favorites like “Ring A Ding Ding,” “One More for My Baby,” and “Them There Eyes.”

Jazz guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader, John Pizzarelli, is known for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook” (The Boston Globe) with his smooth voice and soulful interpretations of chart-topping classics. Hailed as the “genial genius of the guitar” (Toronto Star), Pizzarelli is a Grammy nominee who has collaborated with everyone from James Taylor to the Boston Pops Orchestra, Paul McCartney to Rosemary Clooney.

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell has been dubbed “a legend hiding in plain sight” (The Huffington Post). Growing up with a father who was Louis Armstrong’s longtime musical director and having toured as part of David Bowie’s band, Russell has learned from the very best and is today one of the respected interpreters of jazz standards with six decorated albums to her name.

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $29-$100; 50% discountfor students and teachers
Order by phone: 505 984 8759 or 505 988 1234


John Pizzarelli as Frank Sinatra:

Witchcraft, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh

Ring a Ding Ding, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, David Mann and Bob Hilliard

I Thought About You, Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer

One for My Baby (and One More for the Road), Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer

How About You?, Burton Lane and Ralph Freed

Catherine Russell as Billie Holiday:

All of Me, Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons

What a Little Moonlight Can Do, Harry M. Woods

God Bless the Child, Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.

With Thee I Swing, Basil G. Adlam, Alex Hyde, and Al Stillman

Them There Eyes, Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauberand William Tracey

I Cover the Waterfront, Johnny Green and Edward Heyman


Performance Santa Fe presents world-class music, dance, and theatre, and provides excellent performing arts education for our community. For more information, visit or call (505) 984-8759.