Dr. Russell Haight is an Assistant Professor of Jazz and Saxophone at Texas State University. He maintains a busy performance schedule in Texas, and has played throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, and China.
As a researcher and educator, Haight has presented at the International Saxophone Symposium, the Jazz Education Network conference, Texas Music Educators’ Association conference, and the ProJazz Institute in Chile. As a jazz artist, he has performed with luminaries such as Bobby Shew, Vincent Herring, Ralph Bowen, Doug Lawrence, Shelly Berg, Tim Hagans, Eric Johnson, Dan Miller, Andre Hayward, Rufus Reid, Bill Watrous, and the late George Duke. Haight earned his Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Skilled at both performance and research, he earned the Eleanor Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Performance and the prestigious Butler School of Music Outstanding Dissertation award while at UT.