Riga Jazz Stage 2020 Award Ceremony / Gala Concert - Jamison Ross

Riga Jazz Stage 2020 Award Ceremony / Gala Concert - Jamison Ross

04 April 2020 - 19:00
Jamison Ross

The winners of Riga Jazz Stage 2020 will be awarded. The competition prize fund includes cash prizes and invitations to perform at jazz festivals and music clubs around the world. Latvian music icon Raimonds Pauls will present his special prize, which will be a new hit recording at Latvian Radio 1 studio, with him as a co-producer.

A special guest at the Gala Concert will be composer, singer and drummer Jamison Ross from the USA, who will give a master class in Riga and take part in the jury as well.

Jamison Ross is 32 years old American jazzman, who put his name on the world jazz stage menu as a talented drummer winning the prestige Thelonious Monk international jazz drummer contest in 2012, but then released spectacular debut album Jamison in 2015 getting a Grammy nomination for best jazz vocal album!

Jamison was born in Florida where he played drums and sang at grandfather's church, became a bachelor in jazz at Florida State university, but then moved to his dream city New Orleans, where he became a magistrate in music at New Orleans University. He went on with jazz studies at Kennedy centre in Washington, and was spotted there by Grammy award winner, singer/songwriter Carmen Lundy who asked Ross to become a member of her band.

Now Jamison Ross is developed solo artist, who has a contract with legendary label Concord Jazz and under it's wing released already second album All for One, which, the same as debut CD, was recorded exactly in jazz city New Orleans. Jamison's music is special with it's sunny feeling and warming heartness. When you are listening to his songs it is unreal not to smile and not to get in their groove physically. About his new album Jamison says: "We all have the capacity to love with empathy in a deeper way..."
"While jazz history is lightly dusted with drummers who could sing - Buddy Rich, Grady Tate - none leap to mind whose vocal talents eclipsed their timekeeping acumen. Not until Jamison Ross." American jazz magazine JazzTimes.