Trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Russell Gunn was born and raised in Illinois; weaned on rap, he turned to jazz in his professional pursuits, although hip-hop remained a primary influence on his work. First attracting the attention of critics and audiences through his contributions to Wynton Marsalis' Blood on the Fields, Gunn also backed the likes of Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, James Moody, and RB hitmaker Maxwell, appearing on the latter's MTV Unplugged session. After a handful of independent releases, he signed to Atlantic to issue the solo Ethnomusicology, Vol. 1 in early 1999. That album was nominated for a Grammy in 2000. Smokingunn followed a year later and, in 2001, Gunn explored more of the same themes as the first volume of Ethnomusicology with Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2. Since that time, Gunn has released two more volumes in his "Ethnomusicology" series, including Ethnomusicology, Vol. 3 and Ethnomusicology, Vol. 4: Live in Atlanta. In 2007, the trumpeter paid homage to fellow St. Louis, IL, native and trumpet icon Miles Davis with Russell Gunn Plays Miles. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Russell Gunn, Morgan Guerin Quintet feat Jimmy Cobb Live at Dizzy's 2016
Russell Gunn - Solar @ Churchill Grounds/Harper Jam, Mason Tavern - Thu May/25/2017
Russell Gunn - Footprints
Russell Gunn "You Don't Know What Love Is"
Russell Gunn - Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra - Pyramids 1 - Atlanta Jazz Festival - Sun May/26/2019
Russell Gunn - All Blues
Russell Gunn - African Queen
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