About Mr. Russo
Steve Russo is a native of Long Island, New York and currently resides in Fairfield, California. Steve holds a Bachelor in Music Education at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Virginia, and a Master of Arts in Music from California State University, Sacramento.
Mr. Russo has taught music in public schools, and at the college level, for the past 33 years. As music director at C. A. Jacobs Intermediate School, Steve's bands have scored "Unanimous Superior" ratings (including sight-reading) at CMEA & NCBA Music Festivals since 1991. Mr. Russo also directed the American River College "Evening Jazz Ensemble." This band placed second in its division at the Reno International Jazz Festival. Special guest artists/clinicians that have performed with the band include Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, and John Fedchock.
Mr. Russo is in demand as a trumpet player and adjudicator / clinician throughout northern California and for the California Music Educators Association.
Mr. Russo has played lead trumpet for the United States Air Force Band (Travis AFB), Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (10 years in Sacramento), Gregg Allman, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Julius La Rosa, Jo Ann Castle, Lin Biviano, Stan Mark, Artey Shaw, and Diane Schuur.
Steve currently is a freelance trumpet player in San Francisco Bay Area. He regularly plays with Julio Bravo , Orquesta Original SF, (Salsa Bands). Visit Steve on facebook/steverusso ,orsteverussomusic.com.