ERIC ROSS - has excited audiences with his fiery virtuosity and innovative work” (Washington Post) -performed concerts of original works at Lincoln Center, NYC; Kennedy Center, D.C.; Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, at Jazz and New Music Festivals including Newport , Montreux, North Sea , Berlin Copenhagen, and Gilmore International Keyboard Festival among others worldwide. For over twenty years he's led his ensemble that's featured jazz giants, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, New Music Virtuosos, Youseff Yancy, Lydia Kavina, Robert Dick and others. He performs on piano, guitar, synthesizers, and is a Master of the Theremin, one of the earliest electronic instruments.The New York Times calls his music a unique blend of classical, jazz, serial and avant-garde.
Eric Ross began playing the Theremin in 1975, and has performed on radio, film and TV. He’s written an Overture for 14 Theremins playing simultaneously, and gave the world premiere of Percy Grainger’s Free Music No.1 in New York City in 1997. Since 1976, with wife, Mary Ross, he’s presented multimedia performances of video, music, dance, film and computer art. He’s also played with blues legends Champion Jack Dupree, Lonnie Brooks, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.
As a teacher he’s lectured on the Theremin, piano, guitar, and electronic music at colleges, universities and schools in the USA and Europe