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Pianist, composer and improviser Russ Lossing has been part of the New York jazz scene since 1986. Lossing played with drummer Paul Motian over a period of 12 years and was a member of the Paul Motian Quintet which played week long gigs at the Village Vanguard in New York. Russ Lossing has composed over 400 works and is in specialized demand as a world class jazz pianist and improviser. He has 18 CDs as leader and is featured on over 60 other CDs as sideman and collaborator with world acclaimed musicians. Lossing has 6 cds as leader on the storied Swiss avant-garde label HatHut Records in addition to releases on the Sunnyside, Cleanfeed, Fresh Sound, Double Time, Steeplechase and OmniTone labels as well as his own label Aqua Piazza Records. Lossing has performed in some of the world's leading jazz festivals including the London, Vienna, Harlem, Cully (Switzerland), Toronto and Venice (Italy) Jazz festivals to name just a few. He has also performed in jazz clubs in New York and Europe including The Village Vanguard, Blue Note NYC, The Jazz Standard, Birdland, Porgy and Bess (Vienna), Unterfahrt (Munich), Jazz Club Ferrara (Italy) and many more over a span of 35 years.

Russ Lossing is drawing worldwide attention for his unique vision, deep integrity, and thoughtfully humanistic voice. His individual voice, as a player and composer, is sought out in the jazz and avant-garde fields emerging in music today.


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ICON Magazine says, “Stylistically, Lossing is, simply, a 'space man' – like Thelonious Monk and Paul Bley, letting the spaces between notes do the talking.”[ All About Jazz Says; “Listening to jazz music, we often hear the influence of the masters filtered through the hearts and minds of new artists. [...] However, listening to Russ Lossing, we mainly hear Russ Lossing. It's not that the influences and the tradition are not present. On the contrary, it's all here and then some – from Scriabin to Bill Evans, Bartok to Paul Bley – but Lossing isn't a newcomer. [...] His phrases are formed with tone and touch the way a vocalist shapes words with breath and nuance to articulate the message, and he has developed an expansive vocabulary to spark and kindle his explorations.”[ “strikingly lyrical” - jazztimes “Add Russ Lossing to the current list of jazz piano luminaries”- All About Jazz

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Album Mood Suite by Russ Lossing

Mood Suite

SteepleChase Records
2020

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Album Motian Music by Russ Lossing

Motian Music

Sunnyside Records
2019

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Album The Ways by Russ Lossing

The Ways

Hat Hut Records
2019

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Album Heart Knows by Lena Bloch

Heart Knows

Fresh Sound New Talent
2017

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Album Drum Music by Russ Lossing

Drum Music

Sunnyside Records
2012

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Album Oracle by Russ Lossing

Oracle

Hat Hut Records
2011

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Heart Knows

Heart Knows

Russ Lossing
Heart Knows

Three Treasures (Russ Lossing)

Three Treasures (Russ Lossing)

Russ Lossing
Heart Knows

Lateef Suite

Lateef Suite

Russ Lossing
Heart Knows

Newfoundsong

Newfoundsong

Russ Lossing
Heart Knows

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