Musical Styles: Classic Jazz Styles with Great Artistry
Chris Russell has been in the local music scene for years, as one of the island's top drummers.
A native of Binghamton N.Y., Chris began playing the drums at 8 years of age. He took lessons and performed in all kinds of musical situations that were available to him.
In 1982 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Band program. He was stationed in Guam and Norfolk during his enlistment.
After the Navy he continued to work as a musician traveling and performing with many bands.
Today He calls Hilton Head home and considers himself blessed to be able to live here and play music for a living!
Almost every jazz musician I know dreams about owning his or her own club. If I had my own place, I'd want it to be just like the Jazz Corner. It's one of the classiest, "grooviest" clubs in which I've had the pleasure of performing. (I'm still trying to figure out if it's a great jazz club that's also a first-class restaurant, or the other way around!)
I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for last Monday night. I performed with John Brackett and was very impressed with your place. The room sounded wonderful, looked spectacular...the crowd was amazing and your employees were truly a pleasure. You've really got something special going over there. Please know that I would love to come back anytime with John or with Kirk Lee and my band.
My first exposure to The Jazz Corner was 22 May 2008 when JOhn Brackett played. Our group really enjoyed this. I don't live in the area, but whenever I pass thru I will make it a point to stop and hear some good music and taste some good food. Thanks for a great evening.
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