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
"This is virtuoso guitar work, pure and simple. A master of the instrument and the Gypsy genre lets the fireworks fly, but it's always tasteful and melodic; it always feels effortless. He's having fun and it's simply amazing.This music belongs in a Wes Anderson movie. It's quirky, inventive, fun, playful and always fundamentally sound musicianship. I love it. For its personality and beauty." - Jon Stewart (Detroit)
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.
Russell was recently performed and taught at two of the most prestigious Django festivals in North America! Django a Go Go (2022), Django in June (2022)