Archive for April, 2010

Houston Looses a Great Piano Bar Performer

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Carlos & Russ,  2002Sunday, April 11, Houston lost one of her great entertainers, Russ White.  Called Mr. Piano Bar by many, Russ played piano solo and open mic gigs around Houston for over 50 years.  A product of the U of H music program, Russ performed with greats like the Chad Mitchel Trio, Kenny Rogers, Bobby Doyle, Tony Campise and the Bice Squad.  A unique combination of class clown and accomplished musician, Russ could plan any song in any key, often augmenting the lyrics to be unexpectedly funny.  Over the years he attracted hundreds of musicians and singers who would come out to sit in with him as he entertained people around the baby grand.  He was truly amazing, in the 15 years that I worked with him,  I can count on one hand the number of times Russ could not play the tune, in the special key requested by the open mike guest.  Many of us the patiently schooled into performers with respectable books both instrumentally and vocally.  If you were serious about learning he was serious about teaching year, and giving you every chance to excel.

Everyone Please Come to the

Remembering Russ Jam Session,

Thursday 15 April at 7:30 PM

Zin Restaurant

1100 Wilcrest,  Houston

(713) 977-4536

Russ White Tribute

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Title: Russ White Tribute
Location: Zin Restaurant
Description: Zin Restaurant‎
1100 Wilcrest Dr Houston, TX 77042-1642(713) 977-4536‎
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2010-04-15
End Time: 23:30