Mark Russo Quartet

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Mark Russo leads his quartet in a swinging evening of jazz standards and original compositions/arrangements featuring Mark on trumpet, Jeremy Poparad on guitar, Alan Gleghorn on bass, and Ricky Exon on drums.

Mark A. Russo is a freelance jazz trumpet player and music educator in the greater Cleveland area. He is currently the director of bands at Constellation School: Parma Community High School.

Mr. Russo is currently promoting his latest project released on Bugles Media; his debut album entitled NEW AFFIRMATION, which features all original compositions and displays some of the extremely talented musicians on the Cleveland Jazz scene. Mr. Russo is the founding member of the JAZZ INITIATIVE, which is an ensemble/group dedicated to the advocacy of jazz education in the Greater Cleveland area. In addition, he has been an adjudicator and Guest Artist for local high school and college Jazz Festivals.

As a performer, Mr. Russo has worked for Carnival Cruise Lines and has performed extensively with such local groups as Bobby Selvaggio's Hedectet Jazz Collective (HJC), The AVENUE from Cleveland Music Group (CMG), and has shared the stage with such artists as Ken Peplowski, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Carl Allen, Ingrid Jensen, John Bailey, Marvin Stamm, Allen Vizzutti, Randy Johnston, Wayne Bergeron, and Mike Lee. He has also recorded many albums as a sideman with the likes of Bobby Selvaggio, Kevin Scaley, Jeremey Poparad, Asher Barkin and Lou Armagno to name a few.

Mr. Russo is a Austin Custom Brass and Torpedo Bags performing artist
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By: BOP STOP at The Music Settlement

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