Groovy, swinging, and sophisticated at the same time, versatile guitarist and composer Russ Spiegel hits all the right notes. Covering a wide variety of styles from hard-swinging modern and post-modern jazz to rock and blues, funk, Latin, and more, Russ’s music is both accessible and engaging. Russ received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He then spent over a decade living and performing in Europe before moving to be part of the jazz scene in New York City. Russ earned his master’s degree in jazz performance from the City College of New York and his doctorate in Jazz Composition at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami as a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow. He has released several CDs, writes, and arranges for big band ensembles, scores music for film, and regularly performs concerts and leads masterclasses and workshops around the world. Russ currently teaches at Florida International University and Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.
Joining Russ is an upgraded Trio to Septet featuring, Umar, Oscar, Jake, Mark, and Mike.
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