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BRIAN RUSSELL - UM Faculty
Dr. Brian E. Russell is the director of Contemporary Guitar Studies for the
Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program at the Frost School of Music
in Coral Gables, FL. Brian is an active musician/guitarist who performs
regularly in and around South Florida at various studio and live music
venues. His fusion group The Brian Russell Alliance is currently preparing
the release their first album due in late 2015.
JOHN HART - UM Faculty
Jazz guitarist John Hart is a lecturer at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. A New York fixture for 29 years, he is one of the most prolific and versatile guitarists on the jazz scene today. He released eight CDs as bandleader on such prestigious labels as Blue Note and Concord and has appeared on over 100 CDs as a sideman, including a 16-year stint with organist Jack McDuff. JazzTimes wrote, "An alum of the Brother Jack McDuff University of Jazz Guitar, John Hart can burn his way through blues changes on a level that's right up there with fellow graduates George Benson and Pat Martino." John Hart has also worked with Jimmy Smith, James Moody, Jon Hendricks, Brian Blade, Chris Potter, Larry Goldings, Bob Belden, Javon Jackson and vocalists Lizz Wright and Hilary Kole. He has played with the Maria Schneider Orchestra for the last 20 years.
Brev Sullivan is a Miami based guitarist and tours with several rock groups and plays jazz as well with grammy nominated jazz legend Ira Sullivan. He is currently the guitarist of the rock musical M3tal. Brev will be appearing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra for the 2016 season in a series called Symphony Rocks. He was also the guitarist in the band Arsenal for Tom Cruise who played Stacee Jaxx in the 2012 film Rock of Ages and was featured in the Jan 2012 issue of Guitar Player Magazine.
Brev's recent tours include KISS KRUISE IV, and performances with 80's icons Lita Ford, and Kip Winger. He is currently endorsed by Floyd Rose, Seymore Duncan pickups, DV mark Amps, Spectraflex cables, SIT Strings, Xotic Pedals and Revolt Amps and pedals.
A graduate of Stetson University, with a BM in Guitar Performance, Lyndall studied classical guitar with Dr. Stephen Robinson. He has appeared on and off the Stetson campus, performing classical, jazz, gospel, and contemporary rock. As a classical soloist and collaborative guitarist, he has performed in Stetson's Lee Chapel, Gillespie Museum and Hand Art Center, as well as in the master classes of renowned guitarists, Benjamin Verdery (Yale University) and Amadeus Duo (international guitar duo). As a jazz guitarist, Lyndall has been a member of the Stetson Jazz Band, and as Leader of the Stetson Jazz Combo, he has organized and appeared in fundraising events, and has performed for Stetson Administration, Donors and Faculty. Lyndall received Stetson's William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship and was a Presidential Scholar, while attending Stetson. Lyndall Vickers continues to maintain a diverse career as a performer, an organizer and arts advocate, using his instrument as a platform to transform the lives of others.