Rus Nerwich decided to become a professional musician at the age of 18 after watching Joshua Redman perform in Turkey.
A graduate of UCT’s South African College of Music, Rus released his first album in 2002, entitled ‘As Above, So Below’. In 2005, Rus moved to Argentina and formed a trio, which went on to perform at the famed Buenos Aires jazz club, Notorius. After returning to South Africa full of inspiration, Rus began touring the local festival circuit and quickly moved on to international stages. 2008 saw a new, experimental album entitled ‘Under the Poetree’, which was nominated for a South African Music Award and brought together Rus’ diverse musical influences into a very listenable mix.
Rus continues to perform with South Africa’s most celebrated musicians.