Nick Russo, B.S., M.A. (guitar, banjo, electric bass, drums, composition, ear-training)
-Performs at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Iridium, Bluenote, Birdland, The U.N., IAJE, Cape Cod Jazz Festival, NJPAC and Sweet Rhythm, Zinc Bar, Smoke Jazz Club, Boom, internationally in Japan, Spain, Russia, Brasil, St. Kitts, Canada & across the U.S.Bar, Smoke Jazz Club, Boom, internationally in Japan, Spain, Russia, Brasil, St. Kitts, Canada & across the U.S.
-Toured/worked as a sideman with Jimmy McGriff, Teddy Charles, Sonny Dallas, Victor Jones, Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks, Miles Griffith, David Pleasant, Kim Clarke, Jim Nolet, & others.
-Appears in the new Sam Mendes Film & plays on soundtrack for King George.
-Played guitar and/or banjo on ‘Jew Grows in Brooklyn,’ ‘Take Me Along,’ ‘The Big Apple Circus’ as well as many shows at regional theaters.
-Author of Metallica Legendary Licks series, vol. 1 & 2) (Cherry Lane Music/Hal Leonard).
-Editor of GRP arpeggios & chords (Cherry Lane Music/Hal Leonard).
-With over 20 years teaching experience, Nick Russo is patient with both children and adults. He has a creative, unique pedagogy emphasizing hearing through singing, ear-training and natural, organic listening. Nick instills healthy absorption of music via singing, listening, reading, & internalizing with focus on rhythm and time.
-Currently, Nick Russo is one of the instructors at Great Neck Music Conservatory and one of the clinicians at Kupferberg Center at Queens College, conducting master classes through out high schools in Queens. Mr. Russo is a former instructor at the National Guitar Summer Workshop, Sam Ash and many other conservatories, studios, and schools. Nick also teaches at his music studios in Astoria and Forest Hills, Queens.