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Russ Nolan

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: April 30, 1968    

Saxophonist and composer RUSS NOLAN hails from Gurnee, IL, a near Chicago suburb. Through the first half of his life, it was not music that was his passion, but athletics. Practicing his jump shot and fastball as much as a prodigy puts time into their musical instrument, it was his dream to play professional sports. It was only after high school that he was bitten by the proverbial “jazz bug.” This new “infection” led him to study at the widely acclaimed music department at North Texas State University and spent his summers at the feet of Chicago Saxophone Legends Joe Daley and Rich Corpolongo....
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    Relentless

    Rhinoceruss Music
    2014
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    Tell Me

    Rhinoceruss Music
    2012
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    With You in Mind

    Rhinoceruss Music
    2008
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    Two Colors

    Rhinoceruss Music
    2005
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Relentless

Rhinoceruss Music (2013)
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Primary InstrumentSax, tenor

LocationSunnyside, NY

Clinic/Workshop InformationDrawing from his education at the University of North Texas, where he played in the 2:00 Lab band and wrote big band arrangements for the renowned 1:00 Lab Band, Russ is an active clinician in jazz education. He conducts jazz improvisation, big band arranging, and jazz composition workshops at both the college and high school level. Russ taught jazz improvisation for three years at the award-winning jazz program of New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL, led by Jim Warrick. ...

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