Live at Whynot Jazz Room 8/19/14 – Brand New Compositions from the Russ Nolan Latin Jazz Quartet

Live at Whynot Jazz Room 8/19/14  Brand New Compositions from the Russ Nolan Latin Jazz Quartet     Join us in this Unique and Intimate Venue! Early Show Tuesday 8/19 from 8:00 to 9:45 PM 14 Christopher Street, West Village, NYC 10014 (near 6th Avenue) $10 Cover Russ

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‘Relentless’ debuts at Queens’ Terraza 7

‘Relentless’ debuts at Queens’ Terraza 7 Queens’ Best Latin Music Venue Special CD price this performance only– $10 ($20 for all three!) Russ Nolan Latin Jazz Quartet Live at Terraza 7 – featuring the music from ‘Relentless’ now available on CD Baby and iTunes Thursday, April 17,

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Sonidos Grandes; mambos cortos performing for NYC MEDICS/Philippines Fundraiser

  New York Salsa/Latin Jazz Band to perform for NYC MEDICS/Philippines Fundraiser   Verlaine Bar & Lounge & Casa De La Salsa present a night of Salsa & Lychees to raise $3000 for www.NYCMEDICS.org to bring emergency medical aid to remote regions of the typhoon ravaged Philippines. This Sunday,

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Russ Nolan with Manuel Valera Live at the Kitano CD Release

  Russ Nolan Relentless CD Release with Latin Jazz Grammy Nominee Manuel Valera Jazz at the Kitano Hotel Friday, March 21, Sets at 8 & 10 PM $30 Cover with $15 minimum RESV. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PER MGR: Tel: 212-885-7119 Manuel Valera – Piano Michael O’Brien – Bass Brian

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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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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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Travis Sullivan – New Directions CD Review (Posi-Tone Records)

CD Review of Travis Sullivan’s New Directions  by Russ Nolan     Although New Directions was released two years ago, it is certainly worth another listen—or several. One value that NYC Alto Saxophonist/Composer/Arranger Travis Sullivan and I share as composers is to craft a set of music

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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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John Ellis’ Tenor Sax Solo Transcription from ‘It’s You I Like’ — ‘You Are Special’

‘A Special’ John Ellis Solo  by Russ Nolan Note: it takes a minute before the manuscript focuses on YouTube. The PDF can be downloaded here. How many of you remember the classic children’s TV show, ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’? Well, even if some of you didn’t grow up watching

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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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