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Jonathan Russell

Born: April 27, 1995    Primary Instrument: Violin

Jonathan Russell

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”.

Awards:

American 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
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”.

Duets
2009
Tracks: Danny's Groove; Black and Tan Fantasy; A Night in Tunisia; Sweet Lorraine; Tabriz, If You Please; Lady Is A Tramp; Foortprints; Limehouse Blues; So In Love; Detours; Solitude.
Personnel: Jonathan Russell: violin, Ron Drotos: piano.

Sheik of Araby
2006
Tracks: Dinah; Yellow Dog Blues; Is You Is, or Is You Ain't; Memories of You; Sheik of Araby; God Bless the Child; Oh Lady Be Good; Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen; Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans; Indiana; San
Personnel: Jonathan Russell: violin, Ed Polcer: cornet, Mark Shane: piano, Mike Weatherly: bass, Kevin Dorn: drums.

Puttin' On the Ritz
2008
Tracks: Puttin' On the Rizt; Caravan; Darn That Dream; The Way You Look Tonight; Body and Soul; Limehouse Blues; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Runnin’ Wild; Besame Mucho; Nuages; Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Personnel: Jonathan Russell: violin, Bucky Pizzarelli: guitar, Ed Polcer: cornet, Mark Shane: piano, Nicki Parrot: bass, Joel Forbes: bass, Joe Ascione: drums.

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Primary Instrument:
Violin

Location:
Bronx, NY

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Bow - Jenny Hoffman, PA USA
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