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Jamison Ross

  • SFJAZZ Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
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

Tickets ($30)

A fluid percussionist and gospel-influenced singer.
— Billboard

Jamison Ross drums
Rick Lollar guitar
Cory Ivan Hammond B3 organ & Fender Rhodes electric piano
Chris Pattishall piano
Barry Stephenson bass

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 its full advantage on his new Concord Jazz album All For One, the follow-up to his GRAMMY-nominated debut 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 Fairmagazine’s December 2015 cover story on emerging young jazz masters, The Jazz Youth-Quake. With All For One, Ross furthers the success of Jamison, showcasing his soulful voice and remarkable drumming in a tour-de-force that delves deeper into his signature blend of jazz, blues, and R&B.

Earlier Event: June 10
Benny Goodman Tribute
Later Event: June 11
Jamison Ross