American jazz trombone player. Originally from Chicago, Jewell first appeared on the East Coast scene as a charter member of Downbeat and Boston Music Awards winner, and Grammy nominated Either/Orchestra. From 1985 to 1995, he performed concerts and conducted clinics in countless schools and colleges throughout North America and Europe. Festivals include the North Sea Festival in Holland, Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, DuMaurier Festivals throughout Canada, Monterey Jazz, and the Knitting Factory, Sweet Basilʼs and the Village Gate in New York City. Along the way he has recorded on dozens of CDs. A veteran of the Caribbean music scene, he has traveled and performed a wide variety of this music live, from Haitian Conga, Soca from Trinidad, and Salsa, visiting places like Panama and Haiti. With the late Mighty Sam McClain, Russell performed in festivals throughout Europe and Russia, as well as the United States. Currently trombonist with soul singer Mighty Sam McClain, Cambridgeʼs own Bad Art Ensemble, the Latin group RumbaNama, and salsero Edwin Pabon, he is also a co-founder of Grupo Mambique, a Pan-American chamber group with trombonist legend Jim ʻMondongoʼ Messbauer, and the great percussionists, Manolo Mairena and Norberto Lopez, in 2003 releasing the acclaimed “Purple Cha Cha Heels” on the Accurate label.
|In Groups:||Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Either/Orchestra, Lars Vegas U.S., The Boston Illharmonic, The Broms Select Brass Band, Brass Roots (3), The June Trailer Dancers|
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