Born in ’57, he is an eclectic and much talented guitarist graduated in Classical Guitar and with an academic degree in both Jazz and Biology. He has been nicknamed “A Six strings orchestra” for his unique ability in using harmonization. During his long career he developed a deep tone color method, exploring different musical languages between jazz, bossa-nova, contemporary, Mediterranean music and Bach's counterpoint technique.
ARTISTIC CURRICULUM He played in many Jazz festivals both national (Bordighera JAzz an Blues, Pino Jazz Fest, Ivrea Euro Jazz festival, Heineken Winter tour...) and international (Grenoble Jazz Festival, Annecy Jazz Festival, Praga Jazz Festival) including the latest Moncalieri Jazz Festival 2008 where he won the “Incroci Sonori” prize, and many editions of the Festival Antidogma (he also participated to the first worldwide performance of Steve Reich’s “Electric Counterpoint”).
“It’s the thought of Jim Hall that pops up in your mind
when you get to listen
to a poetic, minimalist and virtuoso guitarist such as
Pino Russo, who won
(…) the 7th edition of Moncalieri Jazz Incroci Sonori
Award, in 2008.
You think of Jim Hall, for sure but i guess you also get
to think about a
refined, sensible and cultured pianist like John Lewis,
whose discreetness was
his own peculiarity both in his solitary and meditative
episodes and in his
recordings with the Modern Jazz Quartet.
(…) allows u sto get to know a musician who owns uncommon
and a jazz feel so deep and clever it implies necessarily
a long live
experience (not only in solo) on the Jazz scene”
Turin, Italy, 10132
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
He teaches in many Workshops and Seminars:
- Instrumental Ensemble music
- Ensemble music for singers
- Guitar and guitar solo
And many other items.