Russell Farhang

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Russell Farhang grew up in Los Angeles and studied classical violin. He performed as a teenager with the Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra but soon became fascinated by jazz. He began to explore…
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Russell Farhang grew up in Los Angeles and studied classical violin. He performed as a teenager with the Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra but soon became fascinated by jazz. He began to explore jazz improvisation on the violin and worked with jazz groups in the Los Angeles area. Moving to New York in 1992, he played with a variety of bluegrass, country, and rock bands, ultimately becoming a key member of the Howard Fishman Quartet.