NYC Area Adult Jazz Students: Play, Study, and Perform in a Regular Jazz Band Year Round!

Russ is the Director of JazzLabNY

If you are an Adult Jazz Student making your living outside of music, yet still serious about your playing, then this is for YOU!

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Russ Nolan with The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts – Houston, Texas

Bring Russ to your School for a Jazz Workshop and Concert

“Russ Nolan was prepared, organized, articulate, and passionate in his improvisation clinic with our students of varying abilities. He purposely creates situations where students actively participate in the learning process, thus generating a very effective learning experience!”
Mary Jo Papich, Jazz Education Network Co-Founder and Past President

Read Russ’ Woodshed’ article in the September 2014 issue of DownBeat Magazine!


Download the PDF:  NYC Saxophonist Russ Nolan Downbeat Magazine Woodshed September 2014

Russ Nolan – NYC Saxophonist, Jazz Educator, and Clinician. Improvisation and Composition workshops for College and High School Jazz Programs.

Drawing 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.
Unique to most professional musicians, Russ has also attained 15 years of professional sales experience, ten of which has been in Music Marketing. In addition to teaching music itself, he can guide students in negotiating the ever-changing music business to their advantage by learning the basics of sales and marketing and how to apply it to the industry.

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