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Russ with the Barbershop Sextet

Sadly, Russ passed away in January 2003 but he and his music will live on in our hearts and mind.

In 1928, Russ was born and raised in the Boston area. 

He studied classical piano for 6 years and after listening to his dad play by ear, he started to improvise and eventually formed his own band in Junior High and played dances and other local affairs.

After getting married, he earned a degree in Business administration at Boston University in 1951 and worked for Insurance Companies while still playing gigs on the piano. In 1988, Russ retired as President of Reliance Special Risk Insurance Company and has more time for sailing his boat cruising the Chesapeake, playing piano and singing baritone with a barbershop quartet named the Sound of Time.

He loves the style of music at the 23rd St. Café's Tuesday night jam sessions and shares the house piano duties with "Father John" D'Amico and The Rev. Warren Davis.

 

 

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