About JHR Musics

JHRMusics, was formed in 2000 by James Harvey Russell and concentrates on combining Music, Theatre, and Dance. In 2000 James a graduate of Leeds College of Music was commissioned by the Peoples Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne to compose a jazz suite based on Romeo and Juliet .The premier of the ROMEO AND JULIET JAZZ SUITE for jazz octet was at the Peoples Theatre on the 29th and 30th of Sept 2000. CONTEMPORARY DANCE was introduced to the jazz suite by Marie Lawrence the London Based Contemporary dancer and choreographer, and the ROMEO AND JULIET JAZZ DANCE SUITE was developed. THEATRE was introduced when the ESRA TAF THEATRE COMPANY was formed to develop a production of UNDER MILK WOOD which combined a JAZZ QUINTET performing a full jazz score, composed by James, live on stage with the actors.

A SOUNDSCAPE was developed by James for our current production of SCARAMOUCHE JONES ( The Seven White Masks) by Justin Butcher. Following a successful opening at Northern Stage in 2008 and subsequent North East tour, this production toured the Scottish Highlands and Islands in Aug/ Sept 2009.

Our current project is MOSTRA and other concepts are being considered.