Russell Gunn is an American contemporary Neo-bop jazz musician, known primarily for his trumpet playing and Grammy nominated recording, Ethnomusicology volunteer
He grew up in East Saint Louis, Illinois playing trumpet, and his initial musical interest was hip hop with LL Cool J being his first music idol.
1. His current projects include a large ensemble called Bionic, which released a record called Krunk Jazz and his smaller group Electrik Butterfly. In 2007, Gunn released an album Russell Gunn Plays Miles, that featured some of the greatest songs of Miles Davis.