Russ Lossing

pianist . composer . improviser

       NYC  Performances


press         more Eclipse reviews here

All concert appearances on pause until further notice. I'm working hard in the meantime on new compositions and solo recordings.

David Adler Top 10, Nov. 2015New York City Jazz Record Article  here

Hot House Magazine article   here

Russ Lossing, Eclipse (Aqua Piazza)

Named RISING STAR in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll

January 2019 on Steeplechase Records   a "Standards" album

Motian Music

Sunnyside Records  

release date: Feb. 22,2019

Paul Motian compositions played by my trio of 20 years . Masa Kamaguchi,bass and Billy Mintz, drums

Sept 15, 2019 new release 'Ways' on

Hathut Records new label  -   ezz-thetics

Masa Kamaguchi & Billy Mintz

a set of improvised music

june 15, 2020


I composed this suite specifically for this trio and this record date. (SteepleChase Records)


CD release date October 4, 2020

Pre-release on Bandcamp Sept. 4, 2020

Russ Lossing


Kyoto Kitamura  voice

Russ Lossing  piano

Adam Kolker  bass clarinet

Mark Helias  bass

Two Song cycles composed by Russ Lossing based on the poems of Zen Masters Ryokan Taigu and Dogen Zenji, monks from the 18th & 13th Century, respectively.

Tracks 1-5, Ryokan

Tracks 6-10, Dogen

Chamber improvisation, song, poetry, sprechstimme and beautiful compositions.

The musical empathy is obvious.

-Mark Helias 2020