A New Orleans based jazz guitarist/composer/producer.

"Russell is not only the most sought after guitarist in New Orleans, he is also one of the finest Django style players in the world!" - Django a Gogo Festival 2022


Silk and Smoke is an original jazz ballet in three movements composed, engineered, and produced by Russell Welch. Preorder now!

Russell has been the recipient of multiple jazz and composition awards, tours internationally, and plays with his band and many other projects.

In New Orleans, Russell Welch Trio hosts "Swamp Moves" every Wednesday at Santos Bar 8-11pm,

Russell performs with The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band every Thursday 8-11:30 at The Spotted Cat Music Club,

Russell performs with Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns every Tuesday at the The Spotted Cat Music Club, Russell performs with the Swing 21 trio every Friday at the Marigny Brasserie 8-11pm.


***This March Russell will be teaching and performing with some of the best Django style guitarist in the world at Stephane Wrembel's DJANGO A GOGO in NJ and NY!*** Information and tickets:

Photo: John Dixon