* JAZZ * ROCK * BLUES *
People have asked me what it's like to be a performer. Being basically a shy person,
it has been a bit of a mixture of being an extravert while having
a great deal of gratitude for the honour of being in front of an audience,
having their attention, engaging with them and feeling their warmth. It's like nothing else - a wonderful
feeling enhanced by the interaction with other musicians, carrying on a flowing
language of music - an amazing experience and a great privilege.
"Russ is an exceptional musician and I am proud to call him a friend. He is an accomplished composer, lyricist, arranger and producer but what I love the most about his musicianship is his incredible saxophone performance. He has not only the technical "chops" but his style and tone are second to none, big Texas Tenor sound that is sorely missing from most contemporary saxophone music. I recommend Russ for any endeavor he is pursuing because I know his work style and attention to detail. If you have any further questions about why I endorse Mr. Strathdee, please feel free to connect with me via AvaLemert.com"
- Thanks Ava!