Award winning guitarist Russ Hewitt has been playing guitar since he was eleven. He explains his style of play as "not true Flamenco, jazz, Latin, Cuban or Brazilian but a fusion of them all, sometimes combined together simultaneously without worrying about what particular rules that go with each style." Russ says there is a "Latin/rumba base" to all his songs but each unique in its own way. He saw a opportunity to get play time for his music with Smooth Jazz Radio embracing similar artists in his genre. Russ Hewitt's recordings, Bajo el sol, Alma Vieja and Cielo Nocturno have produced five Top 40 Smooth Jazz singles, made the Grammy Awards ballot multiple times, and has received reviews and press from all around the world.