Born: May 27, 1961
Mr. Russel Blake has been a professional musician, solo artist, and educator for over three decades. He received his initial music instruction from his father, jazz great Alex Blake, and from his brother, jazz artist Alex Blake II. But Russel Blake’s theory, compositional, and musical arrangement skills are all self-taught.
As an educator, Mr. Blake has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Bass Studies at four universities across the country. To date, he has performed, toured, and lectured in 65 countries on five continents.
Blake is the creator of The Universal Language Music History & Cultural Program through which he has taught the history of music to a variety of audiences, from elementary through high school, colleges and universities, to senior centers, prisons, hospitals, military installations, and art galleries. ...
AwardsRussel Blake is the recipient of the Kellogg Foundation’s prestigious "Artist in Residency" Award.