InterContinental Music Awards Winner
2023 – Best of America | Latin Fusion
Russ Hewitt: Combining lightning guitar runs with unique rhythms provides an electrifying combination of sound and songs in Russ Hewitt’s original music. Russ explains his style of play as “Fusing Spanish, Flamenco, jazz, Latin, Cuban and Brazilian together simultaneously without worrying about what particular rules that go with each style. This allows me the freedom to create without boundaries.”
Holding a performance degree in Classical guitar from University of North Texas, Russ is a voter for the Grammy’s and Latin Grammy’s. Russ Hewitt’s recordings ‘Bajo El Sol’, ‘Alma Vieja’, ‘Cielo Nocturno’, and ‘Chasing Horizons’ has resulted in multiple Top 40 Smooth Jazz singles, Grammy consideration, and has received reviews and press from all around the world. A recipient of five Telly Awards, Russ composed music for the feature film “Thirst: Mission Liberia” that has already won a Silver Telly in the Spiritual – Faith category and a Bronze Telly in the Documentary category.
The level of guest artists that have recorded with Russ is a testiment to his playing and songwriting abilities: Guitar – Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme, Rihanna); Larry Carlton; Marty Friedman (Megadeth, solo artist); Jorge Strunz (Strunz & Farah); Ardeshir Farah (Strunz & Farah); Strings – Bucharest All-Star Orchestra (Romanian National Symphony Orchestra); Charlie Bisharat (Michael Bublé, Elton John, John Williams); Vietnamese Zither – Tri Nguyen; Drums – Walfredo Reyes Jr (Santana, Steve Winwood, Chicago, Frank Gambale); Bass/Keyboards – Bob Parr (Cher, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Barry White); Percussion – Raphael Padilla (Miami Sound Machine, Shakira, Gloria Estefan); Efren Guzman (Alejandro Fernandez, Armando Manzanero, Andrea Bocelli); Saxophone – Michael Lington
Furthermore, he is a brand ambassador and endorser of Godin guitars, Radial Engineering, Savarez Strings, Analysis Plus Cables, QiJack, Morley Pedals, V-Picks, Neunaber Audio Effects, Voodoo Lab, BBF Pedal Boards, Primacoustic, Mission Engineering, and DLS Effects. Branching out beyond the musical world, Russ is also an brand ambassador for MTE, the all natural energy shot, which has him featured in their ad campaign.