Over the past four decades Russel Blake has established himself as a professional Bassist/concert soloist/author and domestic violence awareness advocate.
He carries on the musical legacy of his Father Latin musical great Alex Blake, and his Brother world renowned jazz bassist Alex Blake II.
To date, he has shared his talents in 75 countries on five continents, held the title of Adjunct Professor of Electrical Bass Studies at five universities across where he shared his creation “The Universal Language Music History & Cultural Program” with a variety of audiences from Elementary through High School, Colleges & Universities, Senior Centers, Prison, Hospitals and Military installations about the history of music.
Russel Blake currently holds 439 pieces of music in his repertoire encompassing Classical, Spanish Classical, Traditional Jazz, Brazilian, Opera, Latin & Blues musical idioms. He performs works fro Beethoven, Mozart, Segovia, Albeniz, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Monk, Jobim, Stevie Wonder & Elton John.
Mr. Blake has earned the opportunity to tour and record with multiple music giants such as Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Hugh Masakela, Cybil Shepherd, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte, El Gran Combo, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mary Mary, Dreamgirls/The Lion King/Motown The Musical on Broadway NYC, Angie Stone, Brenda Russell to name a few.