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Pianist in Eugene OR, Piano in Eugene Oregon


Upcoming gigs:


May 5 - Village Green with Joanne Broh 9pm - midnight

May 10 - Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

May 11 -  Noble Estate with  Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

May 12 - The Jazz Station with Barbara Healy and Groove Too, 7:30pm - 10pm

May 17 -  Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

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

May 27 -  Macs at the Vets with the Motown Revue, 8pm - midnight

May 29 - Bennett Winery 
with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrum, 3pm - 6pm

May 31 -  Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm



June 2 - First Friday Art Walk in Kesey Square with Gerry Rempel and multiple dance ensembles,
              5:30pm - 7:30pm

June 7 -  Macs at the Vets with Michael Anderson and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

June 9 - Sarver Winery with the Blues Dwellers, 6pm - 9pm

June 10 - Saturday Market with the JiveMasters, 3:30pm

June 14 -  Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

June 21 - Oakway Mall Heritage Court with The Gus Russell Qaurtet, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

June 22 - The BeerGarden with JoAnne Broh and Gerry Rempel, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

June 23 - LaVelles Winery with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrum, 6pm - 8pm

June 24 - Umpqua Arts Festival with Barbara Healy and Groove Too, 5pm - 6:30pm

June 25 - Umpqua Arts Festival with BOSSANAIRE, 2pm - 3:30pm

June 28 -  Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

June 30 - Oregon Wine Lab with Barbara Healy and Gerry Rempel, 7pm - 9pm



July 1 - Saturday Market with the Gerry Rempel Jazz Syndicate, 2pm - 3pm

July 2 - Art in the Vineyard with BOSSANAIRE, 3:30pm - 5pm

July 5 -  Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

July 7 - LaVelles Winery with Paul Biondi and Rick Markstrum, 6pm - 8pm

July 5 -  Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

July 13 - Noble Estate with  Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

July 14 - The Jazz Station with BOSSANAIRE, 7:30pm - 10pm

July 15 - Habitat For Humanity BLUES BUILD wit Barbara Healy and Groove Too, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

July 19 - Roaring Rapids Pizza with Gerry Rempel and the Jazz Sydicate 7pm - 9pm

July 22 - Sarver Winery with Laurie Hammand and Jim Reinking, 6pm - 9pm

July 26 -  Macs at the Vets with Paul Biondi and Theo Halpert, 6pm - 9pm

July 28 - Valhalla Winery with Laurie Hammond, 6pm - 9pm

July 29 - Eugene Library Concert Series with Laurie Hammond, Jim Reinking and Scoop McGuire, 3pm - 4:30pm

July 30 -  MEMA benifit ate LaVelles Winery with BOSSANAIRE, 2pm - 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.