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Publications
Selected Publications

2016: Chicago Sessions, Fonterossa Records

2016: Zahskl's Jukebox Volume 2., Self Released by Steve Lampert

2016: Loom/Large - Festival, Woolgathering Records

2016: Touch My Beloved's Thought,

2016: Choreographic, Mpress Records

2015: Always Something, MWP Records

2015: Cooperstown: Jazz Opera in Nine Innings, Albany Recordings

2015: Zahskl's Jukebox Volume 1, Self Released by Steve Lampert

2015: Doors (Chicago Storylines), Ears & Eyes Records

2015: A Look Beyond (Cap-Vert Illuminations), Challenge Records

2015: A Man Can't Ride On One, Whistler Records

2015: Interpretations, Self Released by Kenny Reichert

2014: The Town Musicians, Fresh Sound Records

2014: Low Down, Oscilloscope Laboratories

2014: Russ Johnson "Still Out To Lunch", Enja/YellowBird Recordings

2014: Settle , NCM East Recordings

2014: Russ Johnson - "Meeting Point", Relay Recordings

2012: Co Streiff/Russ Johnson Quartet "In Circles", Intakt Records

2012: Mettle, Playscape Recordings

2012: "Back in the Mix", Speecless Records

2011: Acrobat: Music by & for Dmitri Shostakovich,

Selected Awards & Honors

Teaching Awards

2017: Nominated for the Stella Gray Teach Award; ineligible...criteria states the "Recipients of the award in the last 7 years are not eligible to receive the award.", Stella Gray Teach Award Nomination,
2016: Awarded Stella Gray Teaching Excellence award, Stella Gray Teaching Excellence award,
2015: Nomination for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award Nomination,

Research/Creative Awards

2016: My recording "Still Out to Lunch" made the "Best Albums of 2015" list in Down Beat Magazine. (released in 2014, reviewed in 2015), "Best Jazz Recordings of 2015", Down Beat Magazine
2016: My recording "Still Out to Lunch!" (4 stars) was listed among the "Best CD's of 2015 by Down Beat Magazine., Best CD's of 2015, Down Beat Magazine
2015: My recording "Meeting Point" also ended up on the Best Jazz Recordings of 2014 year end lists in the following blogs/print media. Acoustic Levitation One Man's Jazz Music Corner Kevernacular, "Best Jazz Recordings of 2014", WMSE Radio, Acoustic Levitation, One Man's Jazz, Music Corner, Kevernacular,
2015: My recording "Meeting Point" (4 1/2 stars) was listed among the "Best CD's of 2014 by Down Beat Magazine., Best CD's of 2014, Down Beat Magazine
2015: My recording "Still Out to Lunch!" appeared in the "Best Jazz Albums of 2014" year end lists on WMSE and WWUH Radio., Best Jazz Recordings of 2014, WMSE, WWUH Radio
2015: My recording "Meeting Point" was listed among the Top 10 (#6) Jazz/Improv recordings of 2014 by Magnet Magazine., Best Recordings of 2014, Magnet Magazine
2015: My recording "Still Out to Lunch!" appeared in the New York City Jazz Record's "Best Jazz Albums of 2014." in the "tribute" category., Best Recordings of 2014, New York City Jazz Record
2015: One of 20 records considered for the Der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik Year End Jazz Prize. (for my recording Still Out to Lunch), Jury Prizes for Jazz (Jahrespreis 2014), Preis Der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik
2014: My recording "Meeting Point" was the # 2 record of the year in the Chicago Contemporary Jazz category in the Chicago Reader's "Our favorite music of 2014." http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/year-review-best-favorite-list-albums-shows-2014/Content?oid=15960787, Chicago Reader "Our favorite music of 2014" year end list, Chicago Reader
2014: My recording "Still Out to Lunch!" appeared in the Chicago Tribune's "Best Jazz Albums of 2014." http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-regina-carter-orbert-davis-henry-butler-best-jazz-2014-20141202-column.html, "Chicago Tribune "Best Jazz Albums of 2014", Chicago Tribune
2013: Recognition for Co Streiff/Russ Johnson Quartet's recording "In Circles" on Intakt records., Best CD's of 2012, Down Beat Magazine
Key Service Activities

Departmental Service

2016: Other - Faculty Representative Wisconsin Music Educators Association Conference
2015: - Music Department Representative at Midwest Band Clinic - Chicago, IL
2015: Program Organizer -
2015: - Faculty representative at WI Music Educators Association Conference
2015: Program Organizer -
2015: - Music Department Representative
2014: - Music Department Representative
2014: -
2013: Interaction with Industry - University/Department Representqative
2013: Other - Volunteer UW-P Arts & Crafts Fair
2013: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2013: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2013: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2013: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2012: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2012: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2012: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2012: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2012: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2012: Other - Music Department Representative
2012: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative
2012: Other - Music Department Representative
2011: Faculty Advisor - Music Department Representative

University Service

: Faculty Advisor - Martin Luther King Day Celebration
: Committee Member - Lecture & Fine Arts Committee
2016: Program Organizer -
2015: Student Recruiter - Music Department Recruitment
2015: Program Organizer -
2014: Other - Music Department Representative
2014: Attendee, Graduation - Marshal - UW-Parkside Graduation Ceremony
2014: Program Organizer -
2013: Attendee, Graduation - Marshal - UW-Parkside Graduation
2013: Attendee, Graduation - Marshal - UWP Graduation
2013: Other - Music Department Representative
2013: Other - Music Department Representative
2012: Attendee, Graduation - Marshal - UW-Parkside Graduation
2012: Student Recruiter - Music Department Recruitment
2012: Student Recruiter - Music Department Recruitment
2012: Student Recruiter - Music Department Recruitment
2011: Student Recruiter - Music Department Recruitment
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSP 223 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSP 323 JAZZ IMPROVISATION II
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Fall 2017

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 425 JAZZ ARRANGING
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSI 346 JAZZ HISTORY
MUSP 224 JAZZ IMPROVISATION I
MUSA 300 JUNIOR RECITAL
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Spring 2017

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSP 223 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSP 323 JAZZ IMPROVISATION II
MUSP 324 JAZZ IMPROVISATION III
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSA 400 SENIOR RECITAL

Fall 2016

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSP 223 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 425 JAZZ ARRANGING
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSI 346 JAZZ HISTORY
MUSP 323 JAZZ IMPROVISATION II
MUSP 324 JAZZ IMPROVISATION III
MUSA 300 JUNIOR RECITAL
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Summer 2016

MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)

Spring 2016

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSP 224 JAZZ IMPROVISATION I
MUSP 323 JAZZ IMPROVISATION II
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Fall 2015

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSP 223 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSI 346 JAZZ HISTORY
MUSP 323 JAZZ IMPROVISATION II
MUSP 324 JAZZ IMPROVISATION III
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Spring 2015

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSP 223 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSP 224 JAZZ IMPROVISATION I
MUSI 447 JAZZ STYLES
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSA 400 SENIOR RECITAL

Winterim 2015

MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)

Fall 2014

MUSA 120 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 121 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 20 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 220 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 221 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 320 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 321 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 420 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSA 421 APPLIED TRUMPET
MUSP 223 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Spring 2014

MUSP 223 FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION
MUSI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)
MUSI 425 JAZZ ARRANGING
MUSP 366 JAZZ COMBO
MUSI 346 JAZZ HISTORY
MUSA 300 JUNIOR RECITAL
MUSP 102 LARGE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
MUSA 400 SENIOR RECITAL

Winterim 2014

MUSI 106 JAZZ APPRECIATION (DV)

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