The “We Always Swing” Jazz Series is pleased to welcome GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Russell Malone as this season’s “Artist-in-Residence." During his three-day stay, Malone worked with the MU Concert Jazz Band under the direction of Arthur White in a two key settings: hosting the “Annual Children’s Concert” and performing a concert as one of our season events. Additionally, Malone, conducted a Community Forum on the history of jazz guitar at the Daniel Boone Library, as well as a master class at The Bridge.
This video documents the master class/workshop hosted by The Bridge (music venue and music school).
In June Malone was voted “2011 Guitarist of the Year” Award by the influential Jazz Journalists Associaton. Of late, when not leading his own ensembles, Malone has been part of tenor saxophone titan Sonny Rollins’ band as well as part of legendary bassist Ron Carter’s “Golden Striker Trio” with pianist Mulgrew Miller.