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. Haight earned his Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. 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. He has presented and performed at the International Saxophone Symposium, the Jazz Education Network conference, Texas Music Educators’ Association conference, and the ProJazz Institute in Santiago, Chile. As a jazz artist, he has performed with such luminaries as Bobby Shew, Vincent Herring, Ralph Bowen, Doug Lawrence, Shelly Berg, Tim Hagans, Carmen Bradford, André Mehmari, Bruce Saunders, Eric Johnson, Andre Hayward, Rufus Reid, and the late George Duke.