Russ Lossing

pianist . composer . improviser

Named RISING STAR in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 Downbeat Critics Poll


CD release date August 5, 2022


Russ Lossing piano

Gerry Hemingway drums

A new album of piano/drum duets. An audiophile recording.

Release date: May 7, 2021 on

Aqua Piazza Records.

For connoisseurs of fully improvised music.

A fascinating journey into imaginary soundscapes by two masterful improvisers.

A strange and magical trek that begins in the blended realm of extended percussion and inside-the-piano techniques, gradually separating into a full-blown piano and drum dialogue.

Russ Lossing


Sunnyside Records

Russ Lossing - piano

Loren Stillman - alto and soprano saxophone

John Hébert - bass

Michael Sarin - drums

8 compositions by Russ Lossing

"Lossing is, plain and simple, a monster. Metamorphism extends Lossing’s streak of triumphs." - Jazziz Magazine

" iconoclast in the best sense of the word, a true innovator."

- All About Jazz

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Russ Lossing, piano

Loren Stillman, alto saxophone

Aqua Piazza Records

"State of the art duo by master jazz improvisers Lossing and Stillman.

An intimate dialogue based on lyrical and intricate original compositions by both. An immersive and inspiring set of sophisticated jazz." JPjazz

released September 3, 2021

Coming Soon

Samuel Blaser/Russ Lossing Duo  TWITCH   +

Losing/Blaser/Mintz Trio   TRIPLE  DIP

Double CD on  JAZZDOR - Fall 2023

NYC  Performances


February 16

Mezzrow NYC

Russ Lossing Trio

Cameron Brown

Michael Sarin

7:30pm/9pm 2 sets

“Russ Lossing is a pianist of extreme depth and intensity.” - All About Jazz

“ intrepid searcher with an end point in mind.”  -  New York Times


Russ Lossing, piano

John Hébert, bass

Michael Sarin, drums

"The transportive music of Russ Lossing, John Hébert, and Michael Sarin sounds contemporary and familiar all at once. Their focus on taking age old, effective musical devices and then incorporating modern improvisatory techniques with them, constructing music of true communicatory depth, is truly astounding and perfectly encapsulated on their new recording, Folks. "

all compositions by Russ Lossing