Russo & Noe

 

Biographies

 

Jim Noe

Jim Noe was born in Atlanta, Ga. Jim has been performing and directing in the Atlanta area for over twenty five years.


Jim began studying voice and guitar in 1979. After graduating college in 1984 he began studying at The Alliance Theater School. He studied voice with Beverly Blouin and Sally Priester and received piano instruction from Jim Greer of The Atlanta Music Center.


Jim won the Post and Alley Award for outstanding achievement in choreography in West Side Story, and the Boss Award for Best Male Chorus Member as Sid Phillips in The Neighborhood Playhouse production of Singing in the Rain. Jim spent three seasons with the Atlanta Lyric Company, and two with The Atlanta Opera, at The Fox Theater.


In 1998, Jim became one of the founding members of the Holly Theater Company, in Dahlonega, Ga. He was last seen at the Holly in the role of Jesse Kiplinger in Plaza Suite! Other Theater credits include: Cole Porter in Red Hot and Cole, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Curly in Oklahoma, The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Paul Brattier in Barefoot in the Park, Sir Lancelot in Camelot, Tommy Albright in Brigadoon and many more. Jim's Directing credits include Bus Stop, The Miracle Worker, Miracle on 34th Street, and Once on this Island.


In 2006, Jim Noe & Gabe Russo founded the Vocal Duo of Russo & Noe: The Music of Sinatra & Martin featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Russo & Noe have performed all over the United States and at various events. Jim also co-founded the musical group, The Swing Daddies with Pianist Chris Wolski which specializes in New Age and classic Swing.


Jim's years of stage, his style and 'big voice' epitomize a level of performance and professionalism thought to be extinct today.

 


 

Gabe Russo


 

Gabe Russo was born in the fifties in Philadelphia, Pa. Gabe come from a showbiz family. His aunt, Helen O'Connell, sang with the Dorseys and his father was a saloon crooner of renown from Baltimore to New York. As a boy, he received vocal instruction from Stoddard Smith and made soloist in the St. Johns Cathedral mens choir. Gabe began singing, tuxedo and all, with his father and pianist Junie Price at the age of eight. They continued to occasionally perform together, into the 1980s, in night clubs all over the north east; The Cafe Continental, The Latin Casino, The Crescendo, and more.

 

In his teens, Gabe discovered rock and roll, singing lead vocals in several rock bands, as well as playing guitar and bass guitar for many years. He has performed as a solo acoustic act, an on-air auctioneer for wfsu t.v., been a recurring character on an award winning, live radio show, and (very briefly) hosted his own T.V. show.

 

Russo has been an actor since 1973, when he played an orderly in One flew over the cuckoos nest. He has been fortunate enough to portray a host of characters on stage including; Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Jeff Douglas in Brigadoon, King Arthur in Camelot, Emile DeBeque in South Pacific, Oscar Madison, twice, in The odd couple, and many others. In 2014, Gabe won FIRST place in the 8th annual SINATRA IDOL competition held in Frank Sinatra's hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey.

 

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Russo's background of 'youthful crooning', along with his years of acting and solo performing make him uniquely able to capture the ease and comfort on stage that typify the best of the crooners of bygone days.