From the album Fierce and Non-Compliant
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- Fiona Ross
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Award winning Jazz artist Fiona Ross has become known for creating 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, Toulouse Lautrec and Zedel. Her recent album ‘Fierce and Non-Compliant’ sees an incredible line of special guest including Grammy award winning and recently voted best bassist in the world, Snow Owl, ‘the sexist man in dance’ multi award winning Adam Cooper and sleeve notes written by award winning author and Jazz historian Maxine Gordon.
Since the age of two, there has rarely been a day for the award-winning vocalist, pianist, composer, producer, educator, and journalist that hasn’t entered around music. Storied highlights include fibbing her age at 14 years old to elbow her way onto jazz club stages throughout London to gig on weekends, and attending England’s prestigious Arts Educational School where Julie Andrews, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jane Seymour and Angela Lansbury trained, to name a few. She even sang backing vocals for a rock’n’roll band called ‘Rockin’ Willy and the Y-Fronts’.
The new album is not merely a sonic sojourn into Ross’ song writing journal, but also her jotter notes as an esteemed jazz journalist. Interviewees include Steven Gadd, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lynne Carrington, Kyle Eastwood, Maxine Gordon and her hero Michel Camilo.
‘Fierce and Non-Compliant, and honest and true and oh so very talented’- Maxine Gordon
‘Ross totally owns the music’- Jazz Views
‘Technical virtuosity and that raw emotional drive, of an artist at the height of her game’- Jazz Quarterly
‘Her style is poetic and the messages ooze with Millennial angst’ –Jazz weekly
‘Her talents are simply extraordinary’ –Kind of Jazz
‘Ross’s lyric phrasing, vocal register and arrangements deliver brilliant presence and form’ –Music Interview Magazine
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