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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The Return to Louis 649

Russ Nolan Organ Trio with Mike Eckroth and Brian Fishler We are delighted to be back for a special Sunday night at the premier Jazz Venue in the East Village, Louis 649. We hope this will turn into a regular event with your support. Remember, this one’s early: 7-10

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‘Tell Me’ CD featured on WBGO The Checkout

‘Check out’ the Interview with WBGO The Checkout Host Josh Jackson on Russ’ latest release ‘Tell Me’ HERE           Link to this post!

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“What’s So Funny?”

“What’s So Funny?” Joining in the Jazz Conversation by Russ Nolan Have you ever asked that question when observing a group of people who suddenly erupt in laughter? You want to be part of the party, not on the Outside looking In–don’t you? Attending a concert and

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“Degree Not Required”

Do you need a Degree to Appreciate Jazz? by Russ Nolan (Continued from “I don’t get Jazz–and I WANT to”) Wouldn’t it be nice to see this phrase more often when looking for a new job? Besides, by the time one completes a degree in a certain field,

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