49 West - Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery / Annapolis, Maryland
Coffee House | Wine Bar | Gallery | Music Venue
Amy Shook – acoustic bass
Pat Shook – tenor saxophone
Frank Russo – drums
Tim Leahey – trumpet
Jonathan Epley – guitar
The Shook/Russo 5tet has been performing together since 2005 in the mid-Atlantic region. Their focus has always been to compose and perform their own original music within the jazz idiom, honoring the masters by carrying on the tradition. Be it through blues, swing, bebop, soul jazz, or more modern funk and groove, the group has developed an incredible and unique sound by merging the diverse backgrounds of each of these fine musicians into one voice. The result is a whirlwind of grooves, melodies, and diverse textures that are a true delight to hear. Collectively, the members of the Shook/Russo 5tet have performed extensively throughout the United States, as well as performed in Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean and at festivals such as the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Stan Getz Jazz Festival, the East Coast Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and the Telluride Jazz Festval, the Wall Street Jazz Festival and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival to name a few. They currently have two CDs out on Summit Records, and will be releasing a new album later this year, featuring all new music by members of the band.