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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 1, 1972

Born in 1972, he studied piano and composition in Cologne, London and New York with John Taylor, Joachim Ullrich, Bill Dobbins, Django Bates, Don Friedman and Jim McNeely.

The first of Ross's six albums was released in 1998 under his own name. Ross's recordings look closely at both the multifaceted jazz tradition and his extraordinary handling of contemporary material. In all formations, from trio to quintet, from string orchestra to brass ensemble, Ross succeeds in reconciling two seemingly different musical forms: improvised and composed.

While many of his European colleagues consider it a virtue to distance themselves from the mainstream, another camp makes an effort to continue the American jazz tradition in Europe as authentically as possible. Florian Ross's music is a refreshing break from this often embarrassing programmatic context. Ross not only ignores the demarcation line but translates traditional aspects into a language of the present. His lack of interest in the idea of higher, further, faster corresponds to his fondness for deeper sound regions and warmer timbres, as sounds oscillate between blue, orange and terracotta....
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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationCologne, Köln

Credentials/BackgroundHochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, Germany

Clinic/Workshop InformationPiano, Composition, Arrangement

Music

Featured recording “Front Room Songs”

Front Room Songs

Fuhrwerk Musik
2013
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    Ties & Loose Ends

    Fuhrwerk Musik
    2013
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    Front Room Songs

    Fuhrwerk Musik
    2013
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    Front Room Songs

    Jazz4Ever Records
    2012
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    Mechanism

    Pirouet Records
    2010
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    Big Fish & Small Pond

    Intuition
    2007
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    Home & Some Other Place

    Intuition
    2005
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    Blinds & Shades

    Intuition
    2004
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