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Amy Shook & Shook/Russo Quartet: Oh Wow!

Jazz with an Exclamation Point

Amy Shook
Amy Shook

Amy Shook speaks in exclamation points. During a thirteen-minute conversation about her music at the Cape May Jazz Festival this past April, the 36-year-old upright bassist’s voice rises markedly in pitch and intensity no less than five times.

“Oh wow!” she exclaims alto voce when asked about her aspirations for her Washington, D.C.-based, traditional-style jazz ensemble with Frank Russo – the Shook/Russo Quartet.

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