John Russell (born 1954) is a leading guitarist on the London improvisation scene. He studied briefly with Derek Bailey in the early 1970s. He has been the principal organiser of the monthly Mopomoso concert series which has been going for decades. He also put together a long-lived trio with Phil Durrant and John Butcher, and has organised medium sized groups under the title Quaqua, one of which became known as News from the Shed. He has played with a vast number of improvising musicians, and has recently been a member of an Evan Parker trio with John Edwards.