There’s no point in trying to pin a label on an extrovert American band, led by guitarist, Nick Russo, who set out to cover so many bases from hot jazz to folk, blues and Big Easy funk… unfailingly high-spirited. Purists will hate it.
Everyone else will have a good time


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Check out our live version of Freight Train on WFUV. “Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches is a most unusual NYC band.” – John Platt We love WFUV! I’m a NYC girl,...

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… their sound is totally retro – yet completely in the here and now, another case where the old is new again


Upcoming Shows

24 Jun 2017 Dedham, MA — Dedham Square Coffeehouse
22 Aug 2017 Knoxville, TN, TN — Blue Plate Special (WDVX 89.9 fm radio)
24 Aug 2017 Maryville, TN — Barleys Taproom
25 Aug 2017 Johnson City, TN
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New Album Very Next Thing



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Hot Jazz Jumpers

Nick Russo+11 original music

This highly listenable recording reminds us that at it’s root, Jazz music is Folk music with all the immediacy and relevance
that music of, for and by the people has always had and always will. Nick Russo’s banjo playing is especially compelling