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Nick Russo Trio

Jazz Trio from New York, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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The Nick Russo Trio performs originals, standards, 1950s & 60s jazz as well as 20s & 30s Traditional Jazz, music from New Orleans and Dixieland. We perform as both an instrumental trio as well as with a male and/or female vocalists. We have varied versions of the group performing the music of A.C. Jobim, bossa-nova, samba, Brazilian pop music and other music from Brasil. We also perform the music of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Supremes, Ray Charles, Bill Withers and other R & B, Motown, etc.. We also perform singer/song-writer music, pop (including Beatles, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan), world music and folk music.

All the members of the group are full-time professionals. The group has many references and recommendations (all 5 star reviews from gigmasters) as we often get gigs via word of mouth. We are never too loud, never obtrusive and we always punctual, easy to work with and reliable.

Guitarist/Banjoist, Nick Russo leads a life of full-time performing, including performances in New York City at: Carnegie Hall, The U.N., I.A.J.E., Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Birdland, Iridium Jazz Club, The Zinc Bar, 55 Bar, Cape Cod Jazz Festival, N.J.P.A.C., Hot Steamed Jazz Festival in Essex, Zinc Bar, Smoke Jazz Club, Sweet Rhythm, Barbes, Showmans, Lenox Lounge, Charles Ives Center, Tilles Center, Cleopatra's Needle, Kavehaz, Merchants, The C-Note, Smiths, Moto, WKCR & WUSB radio. Television appears include Manhattan One, Metro Elvis in Manhattan, and numerous local cable access channels. International performances include: Japan, Omsk, Tomsk, Novasibersk, Akademgorodok (Academy City), Moscow, Brazil, Barcelona, St. Kitts in the Caribbean, Barcelona, Spain, Cannes Film Festival (2011, 2012, 2013), Sweden (2012) & at the Banff Center in Canada. Nick will also be playing guitar and banjo on the soundtrack for the new film, The Great Gatsby with Jay Z.

*Nick appears (playing guitar) in the Sam Mendes film, "Away We Go." Nick Russo also composed music and plays guitar on the soundtrack for the independent film: "King George."

Nick Russo has been the guitarist and banjoist with Victor Jones' Cultureversy, Miles Griffith's New Ting, David Pleasant, The Grand Street Stompers, Mona's Hot Four, Garden Party, Raphael McGregor, Gordon Webster & many others.

Nick also has worked with the late, legendary Jimmy McGriff, late, legendary vibraphonist, Teddy Charles, late legendary bassist, Sony Dallas, saxophonist, Tim Berne, violinist, Jim Nolet (formally with the Jazz Passengers), Tony Moreno, Mike Bisio, the Frank & Joe Show (Frank Vignola/Joe Ascione), Bruce Cox Trio, Dan Levinson, Kim Clarke Quintet, Vince Giordano and The Night Hawks many and others.

Nick's recent recording "Ro" features Nick Russo + 11: Mark Turner, Miles Griffith, Samir Chatterjee, Ari Hoenig & others. Nick is also the author of 2 books: "Metallica, Legendary Licks series vol. 1 & vol. 2 as well as the editor of the GRP arpeggio book and exercise book (published by Cherry Lane/Hal Leonard). The new self produced album "RO" is getting reviews in Down Beat, Jazz Times, All About Jazz, Jazz Improv magazine, Hot House, ejazz news, Boston Gazette, Vintage Guitar, Cadence, Jazz-iz, Drumhead Magazine & others across the country as well as reviews in Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Greece & other countries. National radio play and internationally radio play include Sweden, Switzerland, France, Canada, across the U.S. & other countries.
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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Nick Russo is the most accomodating musician you could ever hope to work with. He honored every song request we asked for. He went above and beyond when he and his wife helped me compose an original song for my husband as a surprise. He then accompanied me on the song at my wedding. People couldn't stop talking the entire night about how amazing the song was. His talent is phenomenal. The feel his musicianship lent to the cocktail hour & ceremony was one of elegance, sophistication, fun, uplifting, and beautiful. I highly recommend him to any future bride, not just for his talent, but for his warm and inviting personality as well. Thanks Nick! Jessica & Paul Bartels

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My husband and I were looking for a unique band to play on our wedding day. We discovered the Nick Russo Trio and their sound was perfect! Nick reached out to us frequently during the planning process and worked diligently to provide the atmosphere that we were trying to create. Everyone at our wedding gave the band rave reviews. He even let my husband sit in on drums. Nick was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend his band to anyone. The Nick Russo Trio helped to make our wedding day truly memorable. If you choose to work with Nick, you won't be disappointed.

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Our wedding could not have been as spectacular as it was without the incredible talent exhibited by the Nick Russo Trio. As lovers of nearly every genre of music, my wife and I chose The Trio for their flexibility, ingenuity and ability to read and react to their audience. Not only were they a highlight of the evening, but Nick came to the rescue when the house PA system failed us providing us a timely solution, ultimately saving the cocktail hour. All technical praise aside, the Trio are simply fantastic musicians, masters of their craft, and it is my pleasure to recommend them to anyone who asks. Many thanks, Guys. Matt Alyssa

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2015
Jul
14
Corporate Function
New York, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Jan
11
Corporate Function
Merrick, NY
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2015
Jan
10
Corporate Function
Merrick, NY
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2015
Jan
9
Corporate Function
Merrick, NY
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Sep
13
Anniversary Party
East Setauket, NY
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Jul
20
Wedding
Doylestown, PA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Night and Day
Cole Porter
Girl From Ipanema
A.C. Jobim
Take Five
Paul Desmond
Woodstock
Joni Mitchell
Four on Six
Wes Montgomery
Kind Of Blue
Miles Davis
Alagoas
Djavan
Serrado
Djavan
Nefertiti
Wayne Shorter
Giant Steps
John Coltrane
Jazz Duo
Latin Duo
R&B Duo
Swing Duo
World Music Duo
Acoustic Trio
Blues Trio
Country Trio
Jazz Trio
20's Hits Trio
40's Hits Trio
Brazilian Trio
Funk Trio
Latin Trio
R&B Trio
Swing Trio
World Music Trio
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Nick Russo Trio will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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