Russell Gunn (born October 20, 1971 in Chicago) is an American contemporary Neo-bop jazz musician, known primarily for his trumpet playing and Grammy nominated recording, Ethnomusicology vol. 1.
He grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois playing trumpet, and his initial musical interest was hip hop with LL Cool J being his first music idol. His current projects include a large ensemble called Bionic, which released a record called Krunk Jazz and his smaller group Electrik Butterfly.
In 2007, Gunn released an album Russell Gunn Plays Miles, that featured some of the greatest songs of Miles Davis.
- 1996 - Gun Fu (High Note)
- 1997 - Love Requiem (High Note)
- 1998 - Ethnomusicology Vol. 1 (High Note)
- 1999 - Smokin' Gunn (High Note)
As sideman und co-leader
- 1994 - Oliver Lake: Dedicated to Dolphy (Black Saint)
- 1994 - Wynton Marsalis: Blood on the Fields(Columbia)
- 1997 - Carlos Garnett: Under Nubian Skies (High Note)
- Payne, Douglas (1 May 1999). "Russell Gunn: Ethnomusicology, Volume 1". All About Jazz. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- Ankeny, Jason. "Russell Gunn: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- Russell Gunn at All About Jazz
- Kelman, John (21 March 2007). "Russell Gunn: Plays Miles (2007)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 5 June 2011.