Fiona Ross

Technical virtuosity and that raw emotional drive, of an artist at the height of her game’ Jazz Quarterly

 

This is the UK artist that just keeps giving us great and compelling musicKind of Jazz

 

Fiona has become known for creating a her own contemporary Jazz sound using fast paced Latin Jazz, vintage jazz club and a little neo soul along with heart wrenching ballads that demonstrate that ‘Her style is poetic and the messages ooze with Millennial angst’ (Jazz weekly). She came to the world’s attention as ‘the artist that gave Ed Sheeran his ‘first push’ (Daily Express), but has very quickly established herself as an artist in her own right and has received incredible reviews across the globe for all of her four albums. Her live performances have seen her perform at prestigious venues including 606 Club, Pizza Express, Bulls Head, Nells Jazz and Blues and Toulouse Lautrec and her music is played on radio stations all over the world including 40 stations in the USA as well as in Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Australia and Spain.

 

Fierce and Non-Compliant, and honest and true and oh so very talented’ Maxine Gordon

 

Written, arranged and produced by Fiona, her recent album ‘Fierce and Non-Complaint’ has received incredible reviews globally and brings an incredible line up of special guests.

 

Maxine Gordon, renowned author, educator, Jazz advocate – and wife of Dexter Gordon – has written the sleeve notes. Latin Grammy nominated and world-renowned bassist Snow Owl is a special guest on two tracks that were recorded in a castle in Vienna.  Kim Cypher, one of the UK’s most exciting female saxophonists, ‘Exciting stuff, Clare Teal, BBC Radio 2’ is a guest on one track and Blues guitarist, Marco Piccioni ‘A force to be reckoned with’ Evening Standard’ is a guest on Socialising with Misery. Multi award winning dancer, choreographer, musical theatre star and ‘Sexiest man in dance’ Adam Cooper duets on ‘I Followed My Heart’

 

The album equivalent of fireworks display’ Jazz Quarterly

 

If being non-compliant produces music like this then count me in’ Jazz Views

 

Fiona is also a member of the Jazz Journalist association and is a senior writer for Jazz in Europe and a creative writer Jazz Quarterly. She has interviewed Steve Gadd, Maxine Gordon, Dee Dee Brigewater, Eric Bibb, Roseanna Vitro and Kyle Eastwood, to name a few. As Head of the British Academy of New Music, Fiona was responsible for the training of the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne, to name just a few but left her role there to establish herself as an artist in her own right.

 

 

A fantastic performance from Ross’ Jazz Corner

 

Fiona Ross knows how to make an album’ Jazz Views

 

Ross’s lyric phrasing, vocal register and arrangements deliver brilliant presence and form’  Music Interview Magazine

 

Never has there been an album that rings as true to it’s title as Fierce and Non-Compliant. Highly recommend’ Jazz in Europe

 

It's powerful and stunning’ Jazz Quarterly

 

Fiona's powerful vocals command the hair on the back of my neck to stand to attention. Each tune is a polished facet that is only one part of this diamond, but together shines so bright it will be seen from afar. ’ Kind of Jazz

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