Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
Raised in the NYC area, Frank Russo was steeped in a rich musical heritage and carriers on the legacy of a musical family. Frank is an in-demand performer, recording artist, and educator who teaches at Towson University and Anne Arundel Community College. He is also an artist/educator for Sabian Cymbals, Baltimore Drums, and The Vic Firth Education Team performing clinics at music festivals & universities around the globe. Frank also completed a distinguished career with the prestigious Naval Academy Band where he performed in and led several dynamic ensembles.
An incredibly adaptable musician, a partial list of his performances testifies to his diverse talent. Frank has performed with Greg Abate, Wessell “warmdaddy” Anderson, Dave Ballou, Keter Betts, Ralph Bowen, The Coasters, Jeff Coffin, Hal Crook, Steve Davis, John D’earth, Denis DiBlasio, Michael Feinstein, George Garzone, Greg Gisbert, Lee Greenwood, Tim Hagans, Craig Handy, Jimmy Haslip, Conrad Herwig, Fred Hughes Trio, Ingrid Jensen, Frankie Lane, Mundell Lowe, Wynton Marsalis, Donny McCaslin, Tim Miller, Ali Ryerson, Dave Samuels, Bobby Shew, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Frankie Valli, Bill Watrous, Walt Weiskopf, Mary Wilson, among others.
Highlights of his performances include Jazz Festivals in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, etc. Frank is a Summit Records Recording Artist whose recordings have gained national recognition and praise from Downbeat, Jazztimes and Modern Drummer along with others.
Suite for Solo Drumset and Percussion Ensemble by David Mancini
- Christian Lathrom, drumset soloist
Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich
Suite for Jazz Drums and Handclappers by Michael Udow
- Blake Tiemann, drumset soloist
Drumming Part 1 by Steve Reich
Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom
Sweet Kate by Frank Russo
- Frank Russo, drums
Involutions by Dustin Schultz
Epic Proportions by Jonathan Ovalle
- Tyler Bateman marimba soloist
- Asa Morris, drumset soloist
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