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Here comes 2015 

More Steve Russell Quartet gigs this year with the formidable Trav Jenkins in the guitar chair. Already booked as MD for Season 22 of Women In Voice at the Judith Wright Centre. Looking forward to another year with JMI in Brisbane and a new cohort of students. Ongoing gigs with The Bella Reunion (Brooklyn Standard and the Broadbeach Blues Festival in May), Lateo, Russell Family, Martha Baartz, Byron Bay Community Centre Steinway fundraisers.
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So long 2014... 

The usual broad array of creative engagements to keep me musically nourished throughout the year: Creative Jazz Club, Auckland New Zealand with Roger Manins and Leigh Carriage. Brisbane International Jazz Festival with Leigh Carriage, Paul Hudson and Helen Russell. Jazz Music Institute (JMI) Live performances with Brendan Clarke, Roger Manins, Lauren Lucille, Dave Sanders, Helen Russell and Trav Jenkins.

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  • 21st season of Women In Voice at the Judith Wright Centre including regional tour with Carita Farrer-Spencer, Lil' Fi, Bethan Ellsmore, Alinta J, Liz Buchanan, Helen Russell, Tim Sladden, John Parker, Alison St Ledger, and producer Annie Peterson. 
  • 2nd annual Yarrabah Band Festival with James Morrison, Shellie Morris, Busby Marou, Will Kepa and Ben Hakalitz as part of Queensland Music Festival.

Steve Russell Trio and Steve Russell Quartet gigs with Scott Hill, Greg Lyon, Thierry Fossemalle and Trav Jenkins. A variety of gigs with The Bella Reunion. Soho Bar residency with Thierry Fossemalle, Dave Sanders, Kristen Berardi, Leigh Carriage, Elly Hoyt and Mohini. Brisbane Jazz Festival Spiegeltent with Elly Hoyt. Leah Cotterell Masters performance at Griffith University and other live performances with Hetty Kate, Kasey Patrick, Tom Burlinson and Jo Jo Smith. Joe Marchisella's Lateo Brisbane Jazz Club. Albums with Jack Thorncraft and Lil Fi. Byron Bay Community Centre: Steinway Fundraisers. Russell Family concerts at Brisbane Jazz Club and JMI Live.


Two great rehearsals this weekend and looking forward to Brisbane gigs this week with Ben Hauptmann and Leigh Carriage.