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This profile was last updated on 7/21/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Russ DeFilippis

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • Bachelor of Music degree
    Berklee
Web References
Faculty Bios : Lagond Music
www.lagondmusic.org, 21 July 2012 [cached]
Russ Defilippis (Guitar)
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Russ Defilippis Russ' love of music began at an early age, and at the age of 10 he convinced his parents to enroll him in guitar lessons under the guidance of Joe Amplo. Russ started his first band in high school, drawing ideas from the great jazz groups and their most well-known guitarists: Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, and Joe Pass.
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Russ also studied with jazz pianist Charles Banocos for many years.
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In 1988 Russ earned the position of assistant to George Benson, assisting with his Warner Brothers Records releases of "Tenderly," "Big Boss Band," and "Love Remembers.
Russ  DeFilippis of Lagond Music School
www.lagondmusic.org, 25 Mar 2008 [cached]
Russ DeFilippis
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Russ DeFilippis - A musician since the age of ten, Russ DeFilippis was admitted after high school to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in Applied Performance.While a student at Berklee he had the honor of being taught and coached by three dedicated guitarists and educators: William Leavitt, Mark French and Mick Goodrick.
Upon graduation from Berklee and receiving a Bachelor of Music degree, Russ was offered and accepted position as a teacher in the college's guitar department.
Working hard throughout the 1970's, 80's, and 90's, Russ recorded and toured with such diverse musicians as Bob Hope, Dick Clark, Joey Bishop, Martha Reeves, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Anthony, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, The Drifters, The Crystals, The Shirells, and George Benson, to name a few.
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In 2002, Russ joined forces with fellow guitarist John Tropea, and co-founded a jazz trio featuring, at different times, bassists Mike Richmond, Nicki Parrot, Cameron Brown, and Jay Leonhart.
Andy  Galore of Lagond Music School
www.lagondmusic.org, 25 Mar 2008 [cached]
Russ DeFilippis
GFL - Russ DeFilippis
www.guitarsforlife.com, 4 Oct 2003 [cached]
Russ DeFilippis is a Musician / Performer / Educator / Multimedia Professional with extensive, successful, and diversified experience in all facets of musical entertainment, with primary emphasis in Jazz and Rhythm & Blues performance and teaching.Coupled with a thorough understanding of all phases of music and video production.
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In 1988 Russ assisted production of the Warner Bros. recording of "Tenderly," a 1989 George Benson / Broadway Productions release featuring McCoy Tyner and Ron Carter.
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Russ DeFilippis is one of the finest jazz finger-style guitarists in the United States today.His imagination and knowledge is remarkable.His performance levels are second to none with a latitude and longitude of infinite guitar riffs and songs he knows.
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