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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: April 30, 1968

Russ Nolan’s music is often described as High-Energy Modern Jazz that both satisfies the intellect of its musical peers and speaks to everyone on a soulful level. Called a ‘renaissance man’ by those close to him, he has taken his experiences in sports, martial arts, business, after-school program volunteering, music education, and other activities to relate to a wider audience. Current Jazz CD Releases Russ is an accomplished and active Salsa dancer in NYC and has used his inspiration on the dance floor to craft his last two Latin and Modern Jazz releases Tell Me (2012) and Relentless (2014), featuring Latin Jazz Grammy Nominee Manuel Valera on piano...
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“Besides being graced with clarity in tone, originality and fluent, assertive phrasing, saxophonist Russ Nolan is a rhythm master.” “Since immersing himself in the study of salsa dancing seven years ago to heighten his rhythmic sensibility, the agile- fingered tenor and soprano saxophonist has developed a percussionist’s deep feel for time, and is much at home grooving in Latin jazz and odd time signatures, constantly shuffling his approaches to space and time.” — Owen McNally, WNPR News

“Relentless delivers an enjoyable offering of new and vibrant material by Russ Nolan and his side-musicians that will satisfy not only the jazz fan, but will also be appreciated by the listener that prefers their music coming from a strong Latin and salsa rhythmic foundation.” — Jeffrey Uhrich, All About Jazz

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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Music

Featured recording “Relentless”

Relentless

Rhinoceruss Music
2013
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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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