Florian Ross

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Florian Ross
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Florian Ross (2018 in Cologne, Germany, in concert with the Subway Jazz Orchestra)
Background information
Born1972 (age 46–47)
Pforzheim, Germany
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger
Years active1990s–present

Florian Ross (born 1972) is a German jazz pianist, composer and arranger.

Life and career[edit]

Ross was born in Pforzheim in 1972.[1]

His debut recording as leader was made for Naxos Records in 1998 – Seasons & Places.[2] In 2011, he was commissioned to write a new arrangement of a Bobby Wellins composition for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.[3]

Ross released Ties & Loose Ends, his first recording of his own big band project, in 2013.[4] In the same year, the Florian Ross Elektrio, featuring the leader on Hammond B3 organ, was released.[5]


An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
1998 Seasons & Places Naxos Quintet, with Matthias Erlewein (tenor sax), Nils Wogram (trombone), Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Jochen Ruckert (drums)
1998 Suite for Soprano Sax & String Orchestra Naxos
1999 Lilacs and Laughter Naxos With Ingold Burkhardt, Claus Stotter, Eric Vloeimans (trumpet), Christine Chapman, Ruth Funke (French horn), Jurgen Neudert, Nils Wogram (trombone), Ed Partyka (bass trombone, tuba), Ingmar Heller (bass), John Hollenbeck (drums)
2002 Blinds and Shades Intuition Trio, with Remi Vignolo (bass), John Hollenbeck (drums)
2004 Home & Some Other Place Intuition Quintet, with Matthias Erlewein (tenor sax), Claus Stotter (trumpet), Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Stéphane Huchard (drums)
2005 Big Fish and Small Pond Intuition Trio, with Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Stéphane Huchard (drums)
2006 Eight Ball & White Horse Intuition
2010* Mechanism Pirouet Solo piano
2013* Wheel & Wires Fuhrwerk Trio, with Jesse van Ruller (guitar), Martijn Vink (drums)
2013* Ties & Loose Ends Fuhrwerk With Marcus Bartelt (baritone sax), Stefan Schmid (tenor sax, clarinet), Wolfgang Fuhr (tenor sax), Frank Vaganee (alto sax, soprano sax), Christoph Mockel (alto sax), Matthias Bergmann, Volker Deglmann, Menzel Mutzke, Jan Schneider (trumpet), Klaus Heidenreich, Peter Schwatio, Felix Fromm, Ingo Lahme (trombone), Phillip Bramswig (guitar), Lucas Leidinger (piano), Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Fabian Arends (drums)
2014* Infinite Loop ∙ One Unit Records Duo, with Udo Moll (trumpet, live electronics)
2015* Lines & Crosscurrents Toy Piano Acoustic-Electric Quintet. With Markus Segschneider (pedal steel guitar, guitar), Niels Klein (tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet), David Helm (acoustic bass), Fabian Arends (drums)
2017* Pigs & Fairies Toy Piano Acoustic-Electric Trio. With Dietmar Fuhr (acoustic bass, electric bass), Fabian Arends (drums)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Florian Ross". Pirouet Records. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "Florian Ross – Seasons & Places". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ Adams, Rob (13 September 2014) "Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Bobby Wellins Culloden Moor Suite (Spartacus)". Herald Scotland.
  4. ^ Bowers, Jack (8 August 2013) "Florian Ross Big Company: Ties & Loose Ends (2013)". AllAboutJazz.
  5. ^ Bailey, C. Michael (28 June 2013) "The Little and Big of Florian Ross". AllAboutJazz.