Why hire The Russell Sledge Continuum?
The Russell Sledge Continuum is a group that plays mainstream jazz ranging from the 20's to the 70's, to include such great performers as Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, and many others. This group can accommodate requests ranging from the Concert Hall to the Restaurant and performs as a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet depending on the specific desires/needs of the customer. Being comprised of professional working musicians, the Russell Sledge Continuum ensures quality music for a quality event.
Russell Sledge began playing bass and drums in North Carolina and has since added tuba to his list of instruments. While attending EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, Mr. Sledge studied percussion with Harold Jones and Mark Ford, bass with Carroll Dashiell and played numerous concerts, musicals and shows, graduating on both bass and percussion.
Continuing his musical studies at HOWARD UNIVERSITY in Washington, DC, he quickly became a sought-after bass player with performances including concerts with the Washington Civic Symphony, recordings with university ensembles and other national artists, a tour to Hong Kong with the theater production of Dreamgirls and many small group engagements in and around the city while studying with the late Keter Betts, bassist with the late Ella Fitzgerald.
Following a move to Houston, Texas, Mr. Sledge spent a year as assistant band director at TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, performed with Ernie Watts, Gene Chandler, Sebastian Whittaker And The Creators and various engagements throughout the city.
Returning once again to Washington DC, Mr. Sledge has performed with Al Grey, Winard Harper, Stephen Scott, Antonio Hart, Marcus Printup, the premier of Darrin Atwater’s “Song in a Strange Land!: Spirituals for a New Generation,” as well as various engagements in and around Washington, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and New York.
Russell Sledge: Leader; Drums/Bass/Tuba
Nicholas Mack: Piano
Nathan Garrett: Bass
Antonio Parker: Saxophone
Mainstream jazz of the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's, to include such great performers as Fletcher Henderson, Kid Ory, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and many others.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 1 - 240 minutes
Power source within 20' of the perfromance area.
This is only a Partial song list:
Dat Dere - Timmons
Criss Cross - Monk
Wave - Jobim
Move - Best
Triste - Jobim
A Child is Born - Jones
All of You - Porter
Autumn Leaves - Mercer
Freddie the Freeloader - Davis
Heaven - Ellington
How High the Moon - Lewis
In a Sentimental Mood - Ellington
Lazybird - Coltrain
Song For My Father - Silver
Nica's Dream - Silver
What Is This Thing Called Love - Porter
Bemsha Swing - Monk
Past Booked Dates:
02-21-2013 — 21st Amendment Bar and Grill 550 C St SW Washington DC 20024
10-25-2012 — 21st Amendment Bar and Grill 550 C St SW Washington DC 20024
04-20-2012 — Agape Cafe 6634 St. Barnabas Road Oxon Hill, MD 20745
03-18-2012 — Navy Yard Washington DC: Private Reception
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Christmas Party, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Retreat, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Reception