Russ Freeman Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Years Active: 1986 to present

There are two Russ Freemans. 1) A smooth jazz guitarist. 2) A West Coast cool jazz pianist.1) Though his name seems fairly unknown outside the realm of contemporary/smooth jazz, James Russell was born February 11, 1960.

Freeman has been displaying his many talents in a prolific manner for nearly two decades. Primarily known for his guitar work (and his production/recording wizardry) Russ is the force behind The Rippingtons, a contemporary-jazz group that has counted many of the genre's elite among its members: David Benoit, Steve Reid, Tony Morales, Kenny G.

, and many others.Russ' work combines formidable chops with pleasing melodies and super-slick production: all the earmarks of the "Smooth Jazz" genre of which Russ and The Rippingtons have been pivotal in defining.

You should check out his projects with David Benoit called "The Benoit - Freeman Project"2) Russ Freeman was born in Chicago in 1926. He is best known for is work as a sideman, particularly with Chet Baker and Shelly Manne, but he also recorded a few albums as leader for Pacific Jazz in the fifties.


Russ Freeman performs jazz, contemporary jazz, jazz fusion music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Russ Freeman for your event, Please Contact. Russ Freeman has more than 37.3K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Ken Navarro, Chieli Minucci, Fattburger, Chuck Loeb, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Oliver, Rick Braun, Walter Beasley, Everette Harp, Michael Lington, Nelson Rangell, Brian Simpson, Richard Elliot, Kim Waters, Norman Brown, Warren Hill, Nick Colionne, Pamela Williams . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Russ Freeman for an upcoming event.

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