Born: April 27, 1995
Jonathan Jazz Russell is a sensational fifteen-year-old jazz violinist from New York City who performs regularly throughout the area. The New York Times has written When he solos, he embraces his instrument and enters a private cocoon, where he conjures sophisticated improvisations on the melodies of jazz standards.
AwardsAmerican String Teachers Association - Alternative Styles 2005
U.S. Ambassador's Award for Musical Diplomacy - Hungary 2008
1010 WINS Tomorrow's Newsmakers Award Winner 2008
2009 Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin Honoree
2010 Grammy Jazz Ensemble Finalist
2010 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Honorable Mention