Dave Russell is my son-in-law. He and my oldest daughter live in Arizona, where he regularly plays gigs with local groups in and around Prescott. He is also involved in the Prescott Jazz Summit, which happens usually in late August, with some local musicians and also some from the Los Angeles CA area (some are current and/or former big band musicians)
Dave plays flute, clarinet and alto sax. He is also the proud owner of a bass flute, which he uses sometimes. He is a first-rate musician, and also does composing. His most recent big-band chart is entitled "MVP of the Blues" . He wrote it specifically for a trombone player friend, and it had its premiere performance in April of 2019 in the auditorium of Yavapai College.