Rashawn Ross

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Rashawn Ross
Rashawn Ross.jpg
Ross playing in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Background information
Born (1979-01-16) January 16, 1979 (age 40)
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Years active2000-present
Associated actsDave Matthews Band, Yerba Buena, Soulive, Lettuce, DJ Quik

Rashawn Ross (born January 16, 1979)[1] is an American trumpeter and arranger from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.[2] His contributions in the Dave Matthews Band as a touring member have gained him visibility.[3] Ross is an accomplished session musician. Ross has worked with artists in many different genres of music ranging from funk, rock, jazz, hip hop, gospel and country music. Some of the notable artists whom Ross has supported include Yerba Buena, Soulive, Lettuce, and DJ Quik.[4]


Ross attended the Berklee College of Music from 1996–2000.[3][5] On June 18, 2005, Ross first appeared on stage with the Dave Matthews Band, performing "Louisiana Bayou" from the album Stand Up.[6] He continued to appear sporadically throughout 2005, with his workload increasing as the tour progressed. Initially, he joined the band on the road for the December 2005 final run of the tour, culminating in a 12-song appearance at the final stop of the tour.[7] In 2006 Ross joined the band full-time on the road, performing at all full band tour dates of the year, as well as contributing backing vocals as his contributions increased by the tour's end.[8] Ross has appeared at every performance since 2006 as trumpet player and background vocals.[9] As of May 2018 Ross has appeared with the Dave Matthews Band for 672 shows.[8] According to the Band's website, Rashawn has been a touring member of the band since 2005.

Session work[edit]

Some of the other artists he has performed with include: The Fugees,[10] Maceo Parker,[11] Christian McBride,[12] Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, The Edge, Rodney Jerkins, Christina Milan, Fred Hammond, Sean Paul, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Questlove, Common, Pharoah Monch, Mark Batson, Robert Randolph, Doug E. Fresh, B Real, Chingy, Nate Dogg, Kim Burrell, Richard Smallwood, Kelly Price, James Hall, Meshell Ndegeocello, The String Cheese Incident, MAGIC GIANT,[13] Baaba Maal, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Lettuce, and Femi Kuti.



With the Dave Matthews Band[edit]



As a guest[edit]


  1. ^ Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D. (3 October 2013). Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture. ABC-CLIO. pp. 330–. ISBN 978-0-313-39348-8.
  2. ^ ITG Journal. 32. International Trumpet Guild. 2007. pp. 43–. Matthews Band on tour Rashawn Ross "Living in New York City and trying to. Rashawn Ross on ... Rashawn comes to the United States from a humble upbringing in the Virgin Islands. Despite the fame that comes with ...
  3. ^ a b Jazz Times. 38. Jazztimes. 2008. pp. 6–10. On tour, the band is augmented by keyboardist Butch Taylor, Virgin Islands-bred trumpeter Rashawn Ross (a 2000 Graduate of the ... Then he heard us, and he was like, 'Wait a minute!
  4. ^ Acclaimed V.I. Jazz Artists Return for Concert by 21st Century Band | St. Croix Source
  5. ^ Renee Mallett (2013). Haunted Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts. The History Press. pp. 24–. ISBN 978-1-60949-849-8.
  6. ^ DMBAlmanac.com²
  7. ^ DMBAlmanac.com²
  8. ^ a b DMBAlmanac.com²
  9. ^ Nikki Van Noy (7 June 2011). So Much to Say: Dave Matthews Band--20 Years on the Road. Simon and Schuster. pp. 141–. ISBN 978-1-4391-8275-8. The 2006 summer tour saw DMB's onstage lineup expand once again, with the addition of trumpeter Rashawn Ross (Soulive, Yerba Buena), who had played a handful of shows with DMB in 2005. Discovered by LeRoi Moore, Rashawn was ...
  10. ^ "Members of Dave Matthews Band to perform at NEMCC". Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Soulive, James Casey, and the Joys of Artistry-At-Large". Epicurean Musician. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Christian McBride Throws Down". Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  13. ^ http://www.exploresteamboat.com/news/2016/mar/10/rising-folk-act-magic-giant-headline-bud-light-roc/
  14. ^ Tracey E. W. Laird (2014). Austin City Limits: A History. Oxford University Press. pp. 101–. ISBN 978-0-19-981241-7.
  15. ^ Cool Patrol (CD). Ninja Sex Party. United States: Ninja Sex Party. 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)

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