Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova Night at La Cerveceria with Solo Saxophonist Russ Nolan

    Dear Friends, My Latin Jazz Quintet just finished recording ‘Relentless’ – 8 tunes in 5 hours! My second recording in 18 months! Stay tuned for a Spring ’14 release date.  Referred by one of my fellow Salsa Dancers, I have been asked to perform solo

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Sonidos Grandes; mambos cortos at Taj Lounge Monday 7/15

Sonidos Grandes; mambos cortos continues to heat up the NYC Salsa circuit by debuting at the ever-popular Taj Lounge this Monday. Sets at 9 and 10:30. PRINT or SHOW this page to receive at discounted cover charge of $10 for the whole night with a beginner Salsa dance

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Sonidos Grandes; mambos cortos debuts at Gonzalez y Gonzalez

We are now starting our first set at 9:30 PM! 192 Mercer Street NYC 10012 Sonidos Grandes is back again Wednesday, July 3rd, playing the dancer-friendly Salsa Instrumental Classics in 5 minutes or less. No Cover and Great Food! Sets at 9:30 & 11 PM.  HEY! JULY 3RD

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Russ Nolan with Daniel Barnes at The Jazz Room

                    Russ Nolan Quartet Live at the Jazz Room, Saturday, 10/5 at 8:30 PM Workshop from 4-5:30 PM – Only $5! View the Discussion Materials/Music here   59 King St. North, Waterloo, Ontario featuring Daniel Barnes – Drums 

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Smalls Jazz Club with Latin Jazz Grammy Nominee Manuel Valera

  The Russ Nolan New Latin Quartet featuring Manuel Valera is back! Playing the Late Night Set at Smalls Jazz Club, Wednesday 7/24/13 Midnight to Close featuring the music of their upcoming recording, ‘Relentless’  Michael O’Brien – Bass / Brian Fishler – Drums     Link to

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Russ Nolan Quartet featuring Daniel Barnes at The Rex Hotel Toronto

  Russ Nolan Quartet with drummer Daniel Barnes at The Rex Hotel   Join Russ as he debuts the music from ‘Tell Me’ in Toronto’s premier jazz club, The Rex, for two nights, Oct. 3-4, 2013 with well-known Canadian drummer Daniel Barnes. Jeremy Ledbetter – Piano  Jesse

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25 + 6 = 3: Dance as a Gateway to Latin Jazz—and vice versa

Bridging the Dance and Jazz Artforms  by Russ Nolan 25 + 6 = 3: After playing jazz professionally for 25 years and dancing Salsa for 6, I have 3 observations regarding Dancers and Musicians (though not mutually exclusive): 1)     Non-musicians can find ‘1’ In a rare lecture-style

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