Calm Hands on sale now!

As previously mentioned, I spent some of the last strange year condensing my ideas about efficient piano technique and ways to achieve it into a book.

Calm Hands: Safe and efficient technique for pianists is now available through



The year that was different...

January is typically a quiet time in my date book, so in order to use my time well, I thought I should just write a book. In the last twenty years I have amassed piles of information on hand and…


Looking back to 2019

2019 was time to revitalise the Steve Russell Band for a new round of gigs, so I fell in with some incredible young players from Brisbane: drummer Aaron Jansz, trumpeter Lachlan McKenzie and bassist Luke McIntosh, all outstanding talents. We…


Looking forward to 2019

So long 2018. The Year of the Dog was a dog of a year for many in my circles. Let us hope the Pig is kinder!

I'm pleased to announce that the charting and transcribing services I have done…

Music....ABC TV Series

My composition Forty Days has been selected for use in the new ABC drama series Seven Types of Ambiguity which will premiere on Thursday 13th April.

Bring on 2017

Thrilled to be the Musical Director for the Queensland Music Festival's 'The Isaac Project'. 

This year I have been working with an incredible creative team and talented groups from the local communities of Middlemount, Dysart, Clermont, Moranbah, Glenden and Nebo.…


2016 in review

The highlight of the year was a season as Musical Director with Opera Queensland, in association with La Boîte Theatre Company, presenting a new take on Snow White, with new music by Zulia Kamalova, and featuring Silvia Colloca and Kanen…


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…

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. J…

Jazz Festival

This weekend the Dubbo Jazz Festival is featuring Leigh Carriage. I'm looking forward to playing her beautiful original material with Brendan Clarke and Andrew Gander. 

Maroochydore gig - The Piano Bar June 15

Friends on the Sunshine Coast are invited to my show at The Piano Bar, Maroochydore. Legends OJ Newcombe and Joe Marchisella will be assisting. Should be a swinging night!