Jamison Ross | SFJAZZ

Jamison Ross


Jamison Ross

Saturday, September 17, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Melody & Rhythm Series: Drums Out Front  

Jamison Ross

Winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, drummer Jamison Ross is a bold and sympathetic musician whose upbringing in his grandfather’s church exposed him not only to the expressiveness of drumming, but the power of the human voice – twin passions he uses to their fullest on his GRAMMY-nominated, R&B-infused Concord debut album, Jamison. The Jacksonville, Florida native got his first professional break with singer Carmen Lundy, who discovered the young drummer at the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, and has made a major impact in jazz ever since. Beyond his Monk Competition win, Ross has recorded and performed with Lundy, Dr. John, Snarky Puppy, Irvin Mayfield, Jon Cleary, Ellis Marsalis, Billy Childs, and Christian McBride. He appeared in the drumming documentary CHOPS, HBO’s Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Master Class, and was featured in Vanity Fair magazine’s December 2015 cover story on emerging young jazz masters, The Jazz Youth-Quake. With the release of Jamison, Ross showcases his soulful voice and remarkable drumming in a tour-de-force debut steeped in the New Orleans tradition that features Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste.

Artist Personnel

Jamison Ross drums, vocals
Rick Lollar guitar
Chris Pattishall piano
Barry Stephenson bass

Artist Website

"A fluid percussionist and gospel-influenced singer " — Billboard
"Ross is both a talented percussionist and a gifted vocalist, but his greatest gift is that he seems to genuinely love the music he’s making " — DownBeat