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Russ Kassoff – Music Director / Pianist


Russ Kassoff is an accomplished jazz pianist, conductor, music director, composer, orchestrator, and arranger, whose varied talents are much valued and on display in the music world. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91 including "The Ultimate Event Tour" ('88-'89) featuring Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Liza Minnelli with whom he also toured for 18 years ('82-'01). On Broadway he was MD/Conductor for Twyla Tharp's "Come Fly Away" (2010) and was conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in concert (’98). Current music director to Rita Moreno since 2003 and MD for Eddie Brigati: After The Rascals – In monthly residence at The Cutting Room in NYC. 2017 released “Big Band Broadway” starring Tony winner Debbie Gravitte at Birdland in NYC! Photo By Craig Collins.

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