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Nick Russo

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Guitarist, banjoist & composer, Nick Russo, winning participant of the 2004 International Jazz Workshop at The BANFF Centre in Canada (director, Dave Douglas) & winning participant of the 2001 JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride, mentioned in Dec. 2001 issue of DownBeat magazine), leads a life of full-time performing, including performances at: Carnegie Hall Lincoln Center The United Nations Blue Note Birdland 55 Bar Showman’s (Harlem) Lenox Lounge (Harlem) Charles Ives Center Tilles Center Boom Penne e Vino Via Delle Zoccelette The Patchogue Theatre Flushing Town Hall Cleopatra’s Needle Kavehaz Merchants The C-Note The BANFF Centre in Canada 7 weeks at Huis Ten Bosch (Sasebo, Japan) Omsk, Tomsk, Novasibersk, Akademgorodok (Academy City), and Moscow Salvador in the state of Bahia (Brazil) Nick Russo is currently the guitarist and banjoist with Vince Giordano and The Night Hawks, with vocalist, Miles Griffith and Mona's Hot Four

Album

I Double Dare You

Label: Turtle Bay Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Do Do Do; Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home; Button Up Your Overcoat; Deep Purple; Be Sweet To Me; The Very Thought Of You; I Double Dare You; I Must Have That Man; Take A Picture Of The Moon; Back In Your Own Backyard; Runnin’ Wild; Two Sleepy People.

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News: Education

Acclaimed Guitarist Nick Russo Offers Comprehensive Blues Guitar Masterclass Via Jam Play

Acclaimed Guitarist Nick Russo Offers Comprehensive Blues Guitar Masterclass Via Jam Play

With a 30-yr pedigree as composer, bandleader, International touring artist and session player with the likes of Jon Batiste, Russell Hall, Jimmy McGriff, and Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks, multi-instrumentalist Nick Russo has joined the esteemed list of educators offering courses via JamPlay, the leading online service providing guitar instruction. Russo joins a faculty of ...

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News: Event

Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches To Play Record Release Concert At DROM NYC On June 14 With Emmy-Nominated Actor Rob Morrow

Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches To Play Record Release Concert At DROM NYC On June 14 With Emmy-Nominated Actor Rob Morrow

Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are likely the only band today infusing elements of Gullah-Geechee and world rhythms with folk traditions, Americana, New Orleans influences, and 1920s jazz. The forthcoming sophomore album, Get Us Out Of Fearland , due June 15, builds upon the multicultural exuberance that made the band’s debut, Very Next Thing, a transcendent ...

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Track of the Day

Triggered

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2006
Duration: 07:57

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News: Event

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Assembles NYC All-Stars For Jalopy Theatre Concert On Sunday October 29

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Assembles NYC All-Stars For Jalopy Theatre Concert On Sunday October 29

Special Guests Include: Ari Hoenig (Drums), Miles Griffith (Voice), Greg Glassman (Trumpet) Nathan Peck (Bass), Pandit Samir Chatterjee (Tabla), Dan Aran (Drums) Opening Set by Roots, Folk, Americana, Bluegrass Collective, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches Armed with an “impressive debut recording, broad in scope, deep in concept and eminently listenable,” guitarist/banjoist Nick Russo burst onto the ...

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News: Recording

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Reimagines "Hot Jazz Jumpers" As "Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches"

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Reimagines "Hot Jazz Jumpers" As "Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches"

New Group Infuses Elements of Gullah-Geechee Culture With Folk Traditions, New Orleans Influences and Music of the 1920s 10-Track Very Next Thing Includes High-Spirited Renditions of Classics by Elizabeth Cotton, Harry Dixon, Fats Waller, Clarence Williams and James “Sugar Boy” Crawford. Instrumentation Includes Voice, Banjo, Resonator, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet & Piano Special ...

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Track of the Day

Back Home Again In (Indiana)

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 0
Duration: 03:32

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Article: Album Review

Nick Russo: Ro

Read "Ro" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Opera prima, autoprodotta, questo album è una sintesi del percorso musicale del chitarrista Nick Russo. Brani risalenti a periodi diversi, eseguiti con organici diversi, e caratterizzati da atmosfere piuttosto distanti tra loro. Alcuni schiettamente jazz, altri permeati da venature brasiliane, altri ancora cantati. Come spesso accade quando c'è molta carne al fuoco, l'album mostra anche una ...

Album

Ro

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2006
Track listing: Triggered; Moy Zaichick; Ro; Dinda; Mitzvah; Untitled; Little Hands; Mmm; Please Come Home (for STG Alec Petkoff).


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