About Jason Russo
Teaching on Saturdays only. Passionate about music from a young age, Jason began his studies at the age of eight on the acoustic guitar. Quickly developing an interest in woodwind instruments, Jason joined his middle school band and began experimenting with the clarinet, saxophone, flute and bassoon. Throughout his grammar and secondary education, Jason participated in ensembles such as the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.
He later enrolled at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Clarinet Performance. During his time at the conservatory, Jason received special recognition and won prizes in many competitions. Most notably, The Ronald Sachs International Music Competition. As an orchestral clarinetist, Jason is a substitute with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and was a Texas Music Festival Fellow in 2019.
After further studies in Houston, Jason won an audition with The United States Army Field Band where he tours approximately 80 days per year and performs for audiences worldwide. Jason is also an advocate of contemporary classical music. He enjoys premiering solo and chamber works and performed extensively with The AURA Contemporary Ensemble in Houston.
Jason studied the clarinet with Michael Norsworthy, Mark Nuccio, and Samuel Caviezel. Jason thoroughly enjoys teaching music lessons and has taught privately for over ten years. His students have gone on to win top chairs in Allstate and Solo and Ensemble Festivals on multiple instruments in Rhode Island.