GUS RUSSELL

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Pianist in Eugene OR, Piano in Eugene Oregon


Upcoming gigs:


January 17 - Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm

January  24 - Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

January  27 - The Truffle Festival Dinner (Hilton) 6:30 - 9pm

January 31 - Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm


February 3 - LaVelles Vineyards 5:30pm - 6:30

February 7 - Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

February 14 - Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm

February 21 - Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

February 23 - LaVelles Wine Bar with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom 6:30pm - 8:30

February 24 - The Jazz Station with The Gerry Rempel Syndicate, 7:30 - 10pm

February 28 - Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm


March 2 - LaVelles Wine Bar with Riffle, 6:30pm - 8:30

March 7 - Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

March 11 - Peiffer Vinyards with Riffle, 2pm -5pm

March 14 - Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm

March 17 - The Jazz Station with BOSSANAIRE, 7:30 - 10pm

March 21 - Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

March 23 - Macs at the Vets with Anya Lecuyer and Friends, 6pm - 9pm

March 28 - Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm

March 30 - Peiffer Vinyards with Riffle, 6pm - 9pm


April 4 - Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

April 11- Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm

April 18- Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

April 21 - Macs at the Vets with The JiveMasters, 8pm - 11:30pm

April 25 - Spice and Steam with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrom, 6pm - 9pm

April 27 - Peiffer Vinyards with Riffle, 6pm - 9pm

April 28 - Florence Jazz Festival with BOSSANAIRE, 2:30pm - 4pm










NEED MUSIC FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT?


                                 

Background music for open houses, rehearsal dinners, weddings and parties.
Special shows available for corporate parties and events.
Dance bands for all types of functions.

 

 



Do you need a special song?

Are you looking for someone who can make it easy, who  has the experience and flexibility to make an event memorable?

Looking for background music, or a special show?

Weddings, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Beatles, Stevie Wonder,  Frank Sinatra, Dixieland, Traffic, Christmas,
Music Of The Decades- 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, etc.


Specially developed shows available on request.





    Send me some email or give me a call, and we can talk details.



 

GUS RUSSELL
gusrussell@yahoo.com

541-914-7307


My Blog of events

 

                                           September and the U. of O Dance Department   
Started playing for the University of Oregon dance department on September 26, 2011. I’m now playing 5 days a week (total of 12 hours a week) for modern dance classes. Wow, what a great expansion of my musicality. All is improvised, because the length of the phrases vary from day to day. Rhythm is the prime mover, interacting with the motion and the mood is crucial.

Been having great fun learning to play hand percussion. I now have a djembe and a dumbek, but the University has a drum room full of percussion for my use. Mostly on congas, cymbals, and djembe in the percussion area; but also getting to play more flute. Flute was my classical instrument, but my improvising has been limited. The breath is

I’m learning to count long cycles. Most western music is in 2 or 4 bar phrases, but now I need to keep track of much longer cycles (usually 8 counts each) with lots of odd number of phrases that need to coincide with the next position, or the restart of the dance in a new direction.