Giovanni Russonello

Giovanni’s Contributions

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03/24/15    Overdue Ovation

Saxophonist Paul Carr: Player, Educator, Organizer, Motivator

Strictness, empathy and expertise


02/25/15    Features

Sun Ra: Future Folk

The influence of Sun Ra thrives a century after his birth


01/07/15    Features

The South African Jazz Renaissance

"Our music has no limit"


11/17/14    Features

History, Mystery and the Legend of Dr. John

Syncoratically speaking


10/06/14    Concerts

Review: South Africa's Joy of Jazz Festival

Unexpected syntheses


09/05/14    Concerts

Review: The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival

Letting things evaporate


07/13/14    Features

Meet Melissa Aldana, Jazz's Next Tenor Sax Great

In focus, in control, deeply determined yet accessible


06/09/14    Features

The Bad Plus--Same New Song

Jazz's quirkiest band takes on Stravinsky


05/09/14    Features

Rufus Reid: Art to Art

The bassist/composer finds inspiration in a sculptress' work


03/06/14    Features

Michele Rosewoman's Sweet Rhythm

After three decades, jazz is finally catching up to the pianist-composer


12/23/13    Features

Albert "Tootie" Heath: Give the Drummer Some

Isn't it time to recognize one of jazz's greatest drummers?


08/06/13    Concerts

Newport Jazz Festival 2013

A dependably impressive lineup at one of jazz’s most picturesque locales


07/09/13    Features

Maceo Parker's Requisite Recordings

Funk you need: five essential recordings


06/24/13    Features

Colin Stetson: The Man-Machine

An orchestra unto himself


05/18/13    Features

NEXT Collective: Concord's Shrewd New Covers Project

Young label signees interpret D'Angelo, Pearl Jam and more


04/22/13    Concerts

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Jazz's definition is expanded in South Africa

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About Giovanni Russonello


Giovanni Russonello is a regular contributor to JazzTimes and the editor of, a website that covers and promotes the D.C. jazz scene. He has written investigative news articles for and Politico, and has contributed to NPR Music, and others. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Giovanni Russonello joined the JazzTimes community on Jul 12, 2011