The Russo Brothers Jazz Quintet at Nicks

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Saturday, March 31, 2018
9:00 PM-2:00 AM

Suggested Audiences: Adult, College
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Nick's Bar and Restaurant
124 Millbury Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Description: RBJQ is a group with members who have been musically interacting for over three decades, presenting a blend of Jazz, Funk, Blues and Latin styles.

The first seeds of the band were planted in 1976, when Jim and John (The Russo Bros.) had recently graduated from Berklee and returned from a tour with 70's singer Chuck Jackson to collaborate with guitarist Joe D'angelo forming "Whats in a Name", an all original rock/pop project. In the early eighties the brothers met bassist Bob Simonelli through the many "Jazz Hangs" of the era, and as members of the "Tom Herbert Big Band". Somewhere in the mid-eighties, the brothers were introduced to drummer Bill MacGillivray in Jerry Secco's Milford based "Mahrud Big Band'. The D'angelo / Russo connection was rekindled in the early nineties with the jazz /concept project "Corner Bunch" with Dave Martel (bassist) and drummer Paul Odgren. The Russo Bros. "Summer Concerts" brought the current members together to play in the millenium years. "We would meet a couple of times a year, play the music we are passionate about and talk about forming a band". Finally in November 2011, the group commited to the project and the process began. We all want to play fresh music that "grooves" and opens doors to explore musical possibilities . The bands repetoire includes compositions by artists like Roy Hardgrove, Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts and Terrence Blanchard along with a splash of originals.
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Created: October 27, 2017 at 12:37 PM
Last Modified: February 27, 2018 at 9:01 AM

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