Brenda Russell, Managing Her Diabetes, Organizing U.S. And European Tours; First Show Confirmed

Brenda Russell's first show after getting a diagnosis of diabetes will be on April 7 in California.

BrendaRussell.jpgVocalist Brenda Russell is now working on a comeback of sorts. She was forced to cancel her starring role in the Dave Koz & Friends Smooth Jazz Christmas tour in December after getting a diagnosis of diabetes. Now, with her health improving and her diabetes under control, Russell says she�s planning to tour this spring and summer.

She has confirmed one show, to be held April 7 in El Cajon, California, with producer and keyboardist George Duke. Other U.S. dates will be announced soon and plans are in the making for her long-awaited return to Europe. Meanwhile, Brenda�s first new album in four years, Between the Sun and the Moon, was released last year. It features the single, �I Know You By Heart.�