Accolades for Bill Russo
Chicago Jazz Ensemble
by Joe Cunniff
William Russo has often been described as an outsider, a rebel. His Chicago Jazz Ensemble struggled at first, then disbanded. Who could guess what was to come?
These are remarkable days for William Russo and his Chicago Jazz Ensemble. A successful tour of Italy, a new CD, new audiences, a growing educational program at Columbia College Chicago, and a new composition about Chicago are just some of the things going on with this conductor and his orchestra.