Born: June 2, 1995 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Holden Ross is the second chair tenor saxophonist of the UCF Flying Horse Big Band, and a musician gigging locally in Orlando, FL.
He joins the FHBB after a successful year as the band leader and tenor saxophonist for the teen Jazz combo Jazz in Six that plays gigs around Southeast Florida. He was a member of the combo for two years.
Ross is twice a member of the Florida All-State Jazz band (2012 & 2013). He was the first chair tenor saxophonist of the elite Jazz Ensemble 1 of the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2012 and 2013. He joined that band in 2010 and became the driving force behind what was arguably the best high school saxophone line in a big band, with three Florida All-State players. He was the first chair alto saxophonist at Interlochen Jazz Summer Academy in 2011 and 2012, and entered the program in 2010.
He currently studies with saxophonist Jeff Rupert. He has studied with Allan Finn, Michael Forte, Bill Sears, Gary Keller, Ira Sullivan, and Ron Blake.
Awards:Palm Beach County All District Jazz Bands 2009-2012 Florida All-State Jazz Band 2012 Florida All-State Jazz Band 2013
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Available for lessons, Holden Ross is one of the top young college saxophonists in the state of Florida. A two-time Florida All-State saxophonist, please inquire about lessons for intermediate to advanced high-school students.