Life and work
Russell Gunn grew up in East St. Louis in 1989 and won an amateur contest as a trumpeter, but dealt first with hip-hop. He then played in the band of Oliver Lake and went in the early 1990s to New York, where he worked in the Neobop jazz scene with Branford Marsalis ' band Buckshot LaFonque and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and collaborated on albums by Wynton Marsalis, Greg Tardy, James Hurt and Carlos Garnett with. In 1992, with Hurt, Tardy and Stefon Harris and Eric Revis, he recorded his first album as a leader for the jazz label High Note Records on ( Gunn Fu ). Her albums Ethnomusicology Vol were for the Grammy 1 2000 (or Vol 2 2002 ) nominated, in which he - as in the Marsalis Buckshot LaFonque project ' - includes contemporary styles such as rhythm and blues and hip- hop.
Gunn is currently working with the ensemble Bionic, with whom he recorded the album Krunk Jazz, as well as with the smaller formation Electrik Butterfly.
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As a leader
As a sideman and co-leader