Update Russell Gunn + Follow

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 20, 1971

If one were attempting to design a prototype for the quintessential contemporary musician in the African-American tradition, trumpeter/fluegelhornist/composer Russell Gunn would be an ideal model. A certified member of the hip-hop generation by age (born in 1971) and geography (the hardcore ghetto of East St. Louis), Russell's early aspirations in the world of rap music took precedence over the trumpet that he began playing in fourth grade. When he reached sixteen, the deadline he set for his hip-hop career to take off, his dedication to the art of jazz took shape.

Rather than abandoning the music he loved, he simply applied its energy, spirit and fiercely proud intellectual rage to the jazz idiom, creating a synthesis that is truly contemporary and singular, exemplified by his groundbreaking group, Ethnomusicology....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Russell Gunn

Music

Featured recording “Plays Miles”

Plays Miles

HighNote Records
2007
  • BUY

    Plays Miles

    HighNote Records
    2007
  • BUY

    Ethnomusicology Vol. 4: Live in Atlanta

    Justin Time Records
    2004
  • BUY

    Ethnomusicolgy Vol.3

    Impulse!
    2003
  • BUY

    Ethnomusicolgy Volume 3

    Impulse!
    2003
  • BUY

    Ethnomusicology, Vol. 3

    Justin Time Records
    2003
  • BUY

    Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2

    Justin Time Records
    2001
  • BUY

    Love Requiem

    Impulse!
    1999
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Events

There are no Russell Gunn events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.

Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 802
Views: 13,697
Fans: 4
Sponsor: Summit Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Russell Gunn profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Russell Gunn musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.