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Nick Russo Trio Jazz Trio from New York City, NY

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 43 Reviews
  • 56 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $325 per event

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The Nick Russo Trio (available for virtual events) performs originals, standards, 1950s & 60s jazz as well as 20s & 30s Traditional Jazz, music from New Orleans and Dixieland. We perform as both an instrumental trio as well as with a male and/or female vocalists. We have varied versions of the group performing the music of A.C. Jobim, bossa-nova, samba, Brazilian pop music and other music from Brasil. We also perform the music of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Supremes, Ray Charles, Bill Withers and other R & B, Motown, etc.. We also perform singer/song-writer music, pop (including Beatles, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan), world music and folk music. All the members of the group are full-time professionals. The group has many references and recommendations (all 5 star reviews from gigmasters) as we often get gigs via word of mouth. We are never too loud, never obtrusive and we always punctual, easy to work with and reliable. Guitarist/Banjoist, Nick Russo leads a life of full-time performing, including performances on TV such as ABC's Good Morning America, Sam Mendes "Away We Go," PBS Masterpiece "The Chaperone." Nick also performs in New York City at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The U.N., I.A.J.E., Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Birdland, Iridium Jazz Club, The Zinc Bar, 55 Bar, Cape Cod Jazz Festival, N.J.P.A.C., Hot Steamed Jazz Festival in Essex, Zinc Bar, Smoke Jazz Club, Sweet Rhythm, Barbes, Showmans, Lenox Lounge, Charles Ives Center, Tilles Center, Cleopatra's Needle, Kavehaz, Merchants, The C-Note, Smiths, Moto, WKCR & WUSB radio. Television appears include Manhattan One, Metro Elvis in Manhattan, and numerous local cable access channels. International performances include: Japan, Omsk, Tomsk, Novasibersk, Akademgorodok (Academy City), Moscow, Brazil, Barcelona, St. Kitts in the Caribbean, Barcelona, Spain, Cannes Film Festival (2011, 2012, 2013), Sweden (2012) & at the Banff Center in Canada. Nick also performs with Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), with actors John Lithgow, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow plus Russell Hall & The Rainbow Kids and many others. *Nick appears (playing guitar) in the Sam Mendes film, "Away We Go." Nick Russo also composed music and plays guitar on the soundtrack for the independent film: "King George." Nick Russo has been the guitarist and banjoist with Victor Jones' Cultureversy, Miles Griffith's New Ting, David Pleasant, The Grand Street Stompers, Mona's Hot Four, Garden Party, Raphael McGregor, Gordon Webster & many others. Nick also has worked with the late, legendary Jimmy McGriff, late, legendary vibraphonist, Teddy Charles, late legendary bassist, Sony Dallas, saxophonist, Tim Berne, violinist, Jim Nolet (formally with the Jazz Passengers), Tony Moreno, Mike Bisio, the Frank & Joe Show (Frank Vignola/Joe Ascione), Bruce Cox Trio, Dan Levinson, Kim Clarke Quintet, Vince Giordano and The Night Hawks many and others. Nick's recording "Ro" features Nick Russo + 11: Mark Turner, Miles Griffith, Samir Chatterjee, Ari Hoenig & others. Nick is also the author of 2 books: "Metallica, Legendary Licks series vol. 1 & vol. 2 as well as the editor of the GRP arpeggio book and exercise book (published by Cherry Lane/Hal Leonard). The new self produced album "RO" is getting reviews in Down Beat, Jazz Times, All About Jazz, Jazz Improv magazine, Hot House, ejazz news, Boston Gazette, Vintage Guitar, Cadence, Jazz-iz, Drumhead Magazine & others across the country as well as reviews in Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Greece & other countries. National radio play and internationally radio play include Sweden, Switzerland, France, Canada, across the U.S. & other countries.


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Review by Jessica A.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on September 11, 2012From Long Island, NY

Nick Russo is the most accomodating musician you could ever hope to work with. He honored every song request we asked for. He went above and beyond when he and his wife helped me compose an original song for my husband as a surprise. He then accompanied me on the song at my wedding. People couldn't stop talking the entire night about how amazing the song was. His talent is phenomenal. The feel his musicianship lent to the cocktail hour & ceremony was one of elegance, sophistication, fun, uplifting, and beautiful. I highly recommend him to any future bride, not just for his talent, but for his warm and inviting personality as well. Thanks Nick! Jessica & Paul Bartels

Review by Kathleen F.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on November 11, 2011From Morristown, NJ

My husband and I were looking for a unique band to play on our wedding day. We discovered the Nick Russo Trio and their sound was perfect! Nick reached out to us frequently during the planning process and worked diligently to provide the atmosphere that we were trying to create. Everyone at our wedding gave the band rave reviews. He even let my husband sit in on drums. Nick was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend his band to anyone. The Nick Russo Trio helped to make our wedding day truly memorable. If you choose to work with Nick, you won't be disappointed.

Review by Alyssa M.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on September 25, 2011From Spring Lake, NJ

Our wedding could not have been as spectacular as it was without the incredible talent exhibited by the Nick Russo Trio. As lovers of nearly every genre of music, my wife and I chose The Trio for their flexibility, ingenuity and ability to read and react to their audience. Not only were they a highlight of the evening, but Nick came to the rescue when the house PA system failed us providing us a timely solution, ultimately saving the cocktail hour. All technical praise aside, the Trio are simply fantastic musicians, masters of their craft, and it is my pleasure to recommend them to anyone who asks. Many thanks, Guys. Matt Alyssa

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  • Night and Day | Cole Porter
  • Girl From Ipanema | A.C. Jobim
  • Take Five | Paul Desmond
  • Woodstock | Joni Mitchell
  • Four on Six | Wes Montgomery
  • Kind Of Blue | Miles Davis
  • Alagoas | Djavan
  • Serrado | Djavan
  • Nefertiti | Wayne Shorter
  • Giant Steps | John Coltrane
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Bart Howard
  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To | Cole Porter
  • Summertime | George Gershwin
  • Inner Urge | Joe Henserson
  • Ju Ju | Wayne Shorter
  • Pinocchio | Wayne Shorter
  • So Danco Samba | A.C. Jobim
  • Desafinado | Tom Jobim/Newton Mendonça
  • Corcodavo | Tom Jobim
  • So Danco Samba | Tom Jobim
  • I Love You | Cole Porter
  • After Your'e Gone | David Weissner
  • Royal Garden Blues | Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • Living For The City | Stevie Wonder
  • Sir Duke | Stevie Wonder
  • Too High | Stevie Wonder
  • Send One Your Love | Stevie Wonder
  • Cold Sweat | James Brown
  • Get On The Good Foot | James Brown
  • Lickin Stick | James Brown
  • Sex Machine | James Brown
  • Soul Power | James Brown
  • Super Bad | James Brown
  • Triggered | Nick Russo
  • Little Hands | Nick Russo
  • Dinda | Nick Russo
  • Ro | Nick Russo
  • Mitsvah | Nick Russo
  • Moy Zaichick | Nick Russo
  • Mmm | Nick Russo
  • Untitled | Nick Russo
  • Please Come Home | Nick Russo
  • Embraceable You | Georgo Gershwin
  • It Might As Well Be Spring | Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  • When The Saints Go Marching In | traditional
  • Amazing Grace | traditional
  • A Closer Walk With Thee | traditional
  • April In Paris | Vernon Duke
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Autum In New York | Vernon Duke
  • Cherokee | Ray Noble
  • If I Could Write A Book | George Gershwin
  • All Blues | Miles Davis
  • D Natural Blues | Wes Montgomery
  • Breezin | George Benson
  • This Masquarade | Leon Russell
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream | Gus Hahn/Nacio Herb Brown
  • Invitation | Kaper/Washington
  • Gentle Rain | Louis Bonfa
  • Black Orpheus | Luis Bonfa
  • Lush Life | Billy Strayhorn
  • Take The 'A' Train | Billy Strayhorn
  • In A Mellow Tone | Duke Ellington
  • Solar | Miles Davis
  • Someday My Prince Will Come | Churchhill
  • Up Jumped Spring | Freddie Hubbard
  • Triste | A.C. Jobim
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me | George Gershwin
  • There Will Never Be Another You | Warren/Gordon
  • There Is No Greater Love | Symes/Jones
  • Wave | Tom Jobim
  • Round Midnight | Thelonious Monk
  • Straight No Chaser | Thelonious Monk
  • Donna Lee | Charlie Parker/Miles Davis
  • Billies' Bounce | Charlie Parker
  • Now's The Time | Charlie Parker
  • Ornithology | Charlie Parker
  • Dexterity | Charlie Parker
  • Crazeology | Charlie Parker
  • Confirmation | Charlie Parker
  • Scrapple From The Apple | Charlie Parker
  • The Night Has A Thousand Eyes | Weisman, Garrett, Wayne
  • My Favorite Things | Richard Rodgers
  • Count Down | John Coltrane
  • Niama | John Coltrane
  • Central Park West | John Coltrane
  • Afro-Blue | John Coltrane
  • A Love Supreme | John Coltrane
  • Lazybird | John Coltrane
  • Too Many To Name!! | we cover the entire American Song Book!

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Past Events

October 10, 2016 • Wedding
Mon2:45 PM - 7:45 PM Warwick, NY
July 14, 2015 • Corporate Function
Tue6:00 PM - 9:00 PM New York City, NY
January 11, 2015 • Corporate Function
Sun10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Merrick, NY
January 10, 2015 • Corporate Function
Sat10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Merrick, NY
January 9, 2015 • Corporate Function
Fri2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Merrick, NY
September 13, 2014 • Anniversary Party
Sat2:00 PM - 6:00 PM East Setauket, NY
July 20, 2014 • Wedding
Sun4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Doylestown, PA
July 16, 2014 • Corporate Function
Wed4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hamden, CT
April 28, 2014 • Event
Mon6:00 PM - 8:00 PM New York City, NY
January 14, 2014 • Corporate Function
Tue6:00 PM - 9:00 PM New York City, NY
November 23, 2013 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat11:00 PM - 12:30 AM Brooklyn, NY
October 26, 2013 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Aberdeen, NJ

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