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Alessandro Russo


Alessandro graduated with honors at Conservatoire “G. Martucci” in 2008, obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Classical Saxophone. He then moved to Belgium, where in 2013, he got a Bachelor Degree in Jazz Music at LUCA (Lemmens Instituut) in Leuven, studying with Frank Vaganèe (Leader of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra). Here he founded a new jazz band called L- Town Connection, winner of Dinant Jazz Festival Young Talent Contest in 2011. Alessandro then continued his studies at CODARTS in Rotterdam, obtaining his Master’s Degree in Jazz in 2016 and studying with the teachers Simon Rigter, Dick De Graaf, Ben van den Dungen and Milan Bonger.
Alessandro is currently part of different Netherland based popular bands like Re:freshed Orchestra, Voodrish, Los Paja Brava, Mala and Junhyung An Quintet, Yannick Hiwat Quintet, F1rstman, Akua Naru performing at renowned venues across Europe such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Concertgebouw, Paaspop, Lowlands etc.

“Teaching it is a very important aspect in my career. The fact of sharing knowledge and experience I gained till now it is a privilege. What I love about the teaching process is that varies from student to student and this brings us to a deeper connection and understanding with music itself. What I like to achieve in my lesson is to give the students to chance to go deeper into the world of music, providing them with the knowledge and skills to approach different styles from jazz to pop, hip hop, funk, dance music etc. One thing that I like to say is that I like every kind of music and I define music not with terms but with adjective: There is good music and there is bad music, as simple as that. Beside music I have a deep passion for traveling and cooking”.