Russ Arnold



The Amarillo, Texas native lists his influences when he started playing jazz as Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Miles Davis and a host of other jazz musicians and vocalists. “Too many to list!” Russ will listen to most all music (except country) and is currently on a kick of 80’s alternative and Mongolian heavy metal (The Hu).


In high school, Russ was a member of the Utah All-State Band. Russ attended BYU where he took music classes and played in several jazz bands and combos. Russ also took private lessons from Ray Smith. “Loved it all!”


“I love playing jazz in a big band setting, the sound and energy is hard to beat.”