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RUSS LITTLE QUINTET
September 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm$15.00
RUSS LITTLE – TROMBONE, MICHAEL STUART – SAXOPHONE, TOM SZCZESNIAK – PIANO, BRIAN BARLOW – DRUMS, SCOTT ALEXANDER – BASS
RUSS MAKES HIS YEARLY VISIT TO JAZZ BISTRO FOR THREE NIGHTS WITH HIS QUINTET COMPRISED OF FOUR OF CANADA’S MOST RESPECTED JAZZ MUSICIANS.
Born in Toronto, trombonist Russ Little was raised on the island of Jamaica for the first few years of his life before moving back to Canada.
By 1968 he was touring with the Woody Herman Orchestra as lead trombone and featured soloist and later, with the Count Basie Orchestra, he filled a similar role. While touring with these famed jazz orchestras, he found time to become an original member of Canada’s famed Rock Orchestra, “Lighthouse”, a band with which he continues to perform.
Through the early ’70’s, Russ Little performed in the world famous “Boss Brass”, while pursuing a very successful career as conductor/composer/arranger for the CBC, CTV and Global television networks in Canada. He was also constantly busy writing and conducting for NBC, ABC, General Motors, NFL Football and the famed SCTV comedy series in which he worked closely for many years with John Candy, Eugene Levy and Martin Short.