Russ Rodgers has been performing for over 30 years and teaching since 1985. Russ was the founder and director of the bass program for the Atlanta Institute of Music from 1985-1991. He then served as the Director of Bass Guitar Instruction at the East Cobb Music Academy. Russ still works as a private instructor in the Atlanta area. He is currently playing with the Dan Lawrence Trio at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Buckhead. Russ Rodgers has performed, recorded, and shared credits with the likes of Francine Reed, the Count Basie Orchestra, Robben Ford, Bruce Hampton, and Smokey Robinson. Russ is currently a teacher and the department head of the bass program at the Atlanta Institute of Music.
Watch a Russ solo over the track "Walkin' in A" from the Let's Jam! for Bass Vol. 2
Russ Rodgers (bass) performing with Gary Wilkins (bass) and Tom Knight (percussion) in a performance for Bass Up 2007 at the Atlanta Bass Gallery