Learn more about Nick Russo
Multi-instrumentalist, Nick Russo, B.S., M.A. is a full-time professional musician, educator in New York City. Nick performs with artists such as Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste, John Lithgow, Rob Morrow, The Hot Sardines, Antonique Smith, Deep Singh, Frank London, Zeb Bangash, Russell Hall, Gordon Au: Grand St Stompers & others. Russo has toured with artists such as Jimmy McGriff, Teddy Charles, Sonny Dallas, Antonique Smith, Victor Jones, Anastasia Rene and leads The Scooches, Hot Jazz Jumpers and Nick Russo+11.
Recently Nick created and shot his own blues and slide guitar video courses for JamPlay/TrueFire in Colorado, recorded video of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for Princess Anne, performed and recorded with Alphonoso Horne and performed in the recent Jan 15th NYC SummerStage virtual MLK concert with Anthony C Bryant & Russell Hall. Nick will be appearing in the new TV series: Billy Buys Brooklyn on Discovery Channel and international networks.
Appearances also include: ABC's Good Morning America, PBS Masterpiece: The Chaperone & Sam Mendes: Away We Go; Nick plays guitar and banjo on PBS Kids: Peg + Cat, is author of Metallica's Legendary Licks series (vol. 1 & 2) and editor of GRP arpeggios.
Nick has been an Essex College adjunct professor, teaching artist at The Duke Ellington School, LAMS, Queens Y, PS144, PS101 & leads workshops via Queens College: Kupferberg Center.
Nick is currently teaching remote guitar, ukulele, banjo, drum and electric bass lessons, recording and streaming concerts online.