The birth of the Russell Jackson Band came in 1992 where he released three CD's of his own material. From 1994-97 he was a regular opening act for the Kansas City Blues Society at the infamous Grand Emporium for acts such as Son Seals, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, The Holmes Brothers, etc. 2003 to present Russell is the Musical Director for The New Generations of the Blues European tours formerly named The Chicago Blues Festival.
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Recently relocating back to Austin, and now Houston, Texas after living in Canada for 22 years, Russell is regaining his reputation on the stand-up bass. Russell has now joined forces with the newly created B.B. King Blues Band that debuted at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz Festival with many special guests. They also performed on the television recording Austin City Limits 2016 Hall of Fame as the host band which aired December 31, 2016 on PBS. Russell continues to tour with the BB King Blues Band as well as his own band around the world.