Steve holds a Bachelor in Music Education at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Virginia, and a Master of Arts in Music from California State University, Sacramento. Russo is a freelance trumpet player in San Francisco Bay Area & Sacramento. He's also available as an adjudicator / clinician.
Here's a small list of some of bands / musicians he has played lead trumpet for; United States Air Force Band, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Gregg Allman, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Julius La Rosa, Jo Ann Castle, Lin Biviano, Stan Mark, Artey Shaw, and Diane Schuur.
Music Education - Russo has taught music in public schools, and at the college level, for the past 26 years. Past director of the American River College Jazz
Ensemble, and the Sacramento City College Symphonic Band.