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Russ Hewitt / Press

"Russ Hewitt is one of the finest young guitarists I have encountered in the past 10 years of working in the music industry. His finesse, ability and sense of melody are incredible. I can’t say enough about the bright future that is waiting for this fantastic artist!"

Claire Parr, President, The Navigator Company -National Radio Promotion

“ "Great playing but even more obvious are the hooks and songs. Russ Hewitt is hot. Enjoy."”

Cliff Gorov, President, All That Jazz, Inc.

"From the very first note to the very last, Russ captivates you and all of your senses in an unforgettable fashion leaving you craving more."

Christie Banks - On Air Personality WEAT / Sunny 104.3

“ "Great music. Keep up the good work." ”

David Muñoz,KQXT/Q1019 Jazz Show Host, Clear Channel

“ "Russ Hewitt mixes it up with a unique blend of neuvo flamenco, Latin and jazz styles that is flowing with passion and grace. The result is fresh, fluid, and captivating. Truly a master of the guitar, Russ Hewitt's music is not to be missed." ”

Gerry Regensburg, smoothmix.com radio

"The Russ Hewitt CD 'Bajo el Sol' is a classic! it gets airplay for various shows on WTCC from latin ,smooth jazz and even our urban shows,with each play ,its shows it has legs to stand on for a while on the station."

James Lewis, WTCC/Springfield, MA

"Russ Hewitt's debut CD "Bajo el Sol" adds a festive flavor to the Smooth Jazz genre."

DJ Walker, GrooveSuite.com

"Russ Hewitt's CD 'Bajo El Sol' is thoughtful and provoking. Hewitt adds a softer touch to the tracks that will charm Latin Jazz devotees and yet makes the tracks accessible to a wider audience without surrendering to commercial pressures. We can't wait to hear more!"

Ed Tankus President & General Manager Blue Plate Radio, LLC

"One word comes to mind when you listen to this CD - S-W-E-E-T! I really enjoyed it. Check it out."

Jackie Anderson Host - Midday Jazz WJAB 90.9 FM

“ "It has been an honor to bring your music to our listeners around the planet. “BaJo el Sol” is a great release for you and I enjoy these tracks myself." ”

Drmike- Michael Matheny, RadioIO Suite of JAZZ

"Russ Hewitts blend of Nuevo Flamenco and funky Latin beats is enough to make even the most conservative of people 'run' to the dance floor, yet at the same time perfect for smooth, easy listening. It's the best of both worlds, and I am waiting impatiently for the next offering from Russ Hewitt."

Tyler Romero, Music Director KYTE-FM

"Russ Hewitt stirs listeners musically with his strong Latin and jazz sensibilities with every track from Bajo el Sol. He’s got some serious hooks. Wow! Russ Hewitt’s is a wonderful entry where he brings the world’s music together. Muchimos Gracias!"

Dionne Maldonado, the Jazz Lady WFSS, 91.9FM NPR News & Jazz

"I really appreciate YOU for allowing me the honor of featuring your brilliant music on my station and to my listeners."

Mike Fernandez- Owner/Program Director Rhythm & Jazz Radio

"Russ Hewitts latest CD is ” bajo el sol” and it’s latin flavor is very romantic, perfect for your valentine, his sensual classical spanish guitar is light, romantic at times and is well produced."

Smoothjazz Saturday Nights with Taylor Scott, 98.1 KUDL

“ "Simply put, Russ Hewitt is one amazing talent to look for in the future." ”

Randy K , Jazzuality Interview ( Indonesia )

"...really rather beautiful and just the soundtrack album for a warm summers evening."

Paul Riley, Total Music Magazine ( UK )

"... he infuses each tune with his own unique character, the way (all) music was meant to be played."

Rotcod Zzaj, improvijazzation nation

"It is always an exciting moment for any reviewer to see a birth of a new star."

Serge Kozlovsky.com ( Belarus )

"...aims to redefine ' nuevo flamenco'..."

La Factoria Del Ritmo ( Mexico )

"Exhibits strength in its spiritedness and zest..."

Micheal Haley, indie-music

“ "...uncanny ability to write melodies that speak to the soul...." ”

Scott, Dr.Music

" I love the way Russ uses his fluid fingering skills..."

Rich Soos, Eartaste

“ "...contains some of the most colorful,vibrant and exotic Latin/flamenco-style smooth jazz found on any shore."”

Ronald Jackson, Smooth Jazz Vibes ( Switzerland )

" Simply a wonderful outing..."

Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“ "Impeccably recorded...Hewitt is nothing less than a guitar virtuoso..."”

Kathy Parsons, Mainly piano

" He is the embodiment of his craft...."

Kevin White, Harder Beat Dec/Jan issue

"...completely envelop listeners throughout..."

Dan Kaplin, The Celebrity Cafe

"In 20+ years in the Dallas music scene, i have never encountered this level of talent."

Mark Beneventi, Lit Monthly

"...showcases to perfection his burgeoning ability as a songwriter."

Denis Poole, Smooth Jazz Therapy ( United Kingdom )

"Such a beautiful,emotional and sometimes haunting serving of nuevo flamenco..."

Christie Banks, Palm Living Magazines

"...you'll dig instantly the infectious tunes..."

Jonathan Widran, Jazz Monthly

“ "Brilliant fuse of flamenco and smooth contemporary jazz...amazing precise fretwork..." ”

Randy K , Jazzuality ( Indonesia )

"...Russ has been referred to as a “guitar god,” and with good reason! The man can play!!!"

interview from Kathy Parsons, Mainly piano

“ "...listeners will be blown away by the tapestry of sound Hewitt weaves."”

Wildy Haskell, WildysWorld.blogspot

"Get used to hearing and saying the name because this guitar virtuoso is a star in the making."

Beth Lewis, listening loft - smoothjazz.com

“ "Bajo El Sol is a grand album, full of mellifluous and sinuous tunes...trying to select a few tracks above the rest is impossible."”

John M Peters, The Borderland ( United Kingdom )

“ "Hewitt displays technique and talent to spare as he adroitly lets passion and power fly up and down the fretboard and across the strings." ”

Bill Binkelman, New Age Retailer

"... this will remain in my personal CD collection."

Mike Cavanaugh, All Access Magazine

"Russ Hewitt's music fuses the exotic flavours of the Middle East with an exuberance that only seems to live within the best gipsy music. It's technically astounding but most of all you'll just want to dance..."

Chris Mann, smooth-jazz.de

"As soon as you start listening to Bajo El Sol you know that even if you can not dance you are going to want to try! The music on this CD is erotic, sensual, sexy and sometimes haunting."

Leigh Hurst, west coast rockers

"The sound of Russ Hewitt's musical brilliance made way for a beautiful evening that supported Promise of Peace . The audience was so impressed with his talent - the music crosses cultures and generations! It seems to transform your spirit."

Elizabeth Dry, Executive Director - Promise of Peace

"Exceptional guitarist, Russ Hewitt’s new release Bajo el Sol is a mix of colorful, vibrant and exotic Latin/flamenco-style smooth jazz."

Paul Martinez, Bull Fighters Cafe

“ "Russ Hewitt has delivered a stellar performance from heart-felt ballads to foot-stomping masterpieces to our international audiences, pleasing Latino families as well as Africans and other fans of global and fusion music." ”

Anne Marie Weiss-Armush, President / DFW International Community

"Russ Hewitt’s solo debut is so impressive that he is capable of putting Texas on the Nuevo Flamenco guitar map with his distinctive fusion of Latin and jazz themes stirred with a little underlying rock and roll attitude."

Michael Debbage, Mainly Piano

"...Hewitt looks to be on his way to becoming the King of Nuevo Flamenco."

Emily Martin, Black White Read ( Lakewood editon )

"Russ Hewitt is a true virtuoso - his instrument conveys the widest palette of emotions."


“ "Ostensibly, Bajo El Sol is very much a modern, instrumental Nuevo Flamenco album yet peer a little under the surface and you’ll find a guitar-centric album of enormous depth and musical appeal."”

Robert Silverstein, MWE3.com

““Bajo el Sol is a profusion of melodies, rhythms, fraseados, textures, timbres, feelings, colors, tones, at last, a meeting of all the elements that construct a musical workmanship of high level." ”

Luis Roberto Costa - Musical Sun (São Paulo-Brasil)

"Your music is very important our program radio Jazz Caribe 97.1 FM and our web: www.jazzcaribe.net ¡¡Amor y Jazz!!"

Luis Raul Montell

“ "...outstanding technique and a obvious sense of melody, rhythm and dynamics."”

Alan Taylor, Pipeline Instrumental Review

"Thank you for this [Bajo el Sol] extraordinary inspiration for my writing."

Angela P - cheeriosandpearlsstories.blogspot.com