New York native Russ Flynn is a producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. Russ works, freelance, throughout the New York metropolitan area in both the rock-oriented and improvisation-based music worlds. He is a member of Glass Elephant, Alexandra Stewart's band, Avidya and the Kleshas, My Cousin the Emperor and the Nathan Parker Smith Large Ensemble. He has also had the pleasure of working with such varied artists as Sowah Mensah, Rubblebucket, Elliott Sharp, Natalie York, Sean Lennon, Le Zhang, Lewis, Erin Lang, Bartosz Hadala, Anthony Coleman and Hafiz Shabazz. As solo artist Russ operates under the alias 'The Color of Television'.

In 2010 Russ completed his graduate work at the Aaron Copland School Music where he studied composition with Michael Philip Mossman and Darcy James Argue. Russ has also studied with Alexander Stewart, Ben Allison, John Rivers, Joe Capps and John McKenna, among others.