Michael Ross Quintet

Michael Ross Quintet

 Richton Park, Illinois, USA
BandJazzR&B

My music is contemporary Jazz, displaying a smooth, sensuous and exciting touch of guitar and vocal artistry that you must hear! It also sometime have an urban R&B flavor. My CDs are available on CD Baby,ITunes, Amazon, and all other internet stores.

Biography

Michael now releasing his latest CD “A Special Thing” featuring Najee. This project is very special . It allowed him to create a timeless piece of work for the listeners to enjoy and travel through musical sounds that captures romance, the reminiscence of old school days, and an adventure through a secret door of mystery with a groove. Yes, “A Special Thing” just for you.

This smoky, seductive slice of smooth jazz comes with the added bonus of some of the finest male vocals I’ve heard in quite some time, barring a few special names. Guitarist/ vocalist/composer Michael Ross, who is no stranger to the genre (having released 3 other CDs dating back to the late 90s), pours on the charm in abundance, both with his guitar and his easy, silky vocals, with his latest offering, A Special Thing.

With an opening and title track that sways with that special rhythm that might remind one of walking along the shores of Rio de Janeiro, hand-in-hand with that special someone, Ross sets a delightfully tasteful tone that starts here and might move through the end of the album, but certainly not to the end of the experience.

Michael Ross “Reloaded” is a collaboration of the best songs chosen from his previous CDs plus an added addition of two new arrangements of Curtis Mayfield classic version of “Gypsy Woman”. The fans of Michael Ross will be delighted to see and hear that he is back in the mix and the newcomers will wonder why they haven’t heard of him before.
Now you can hear Michael Ross host a smooth and classic jazz internet radio program on WGCR.US from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm central time as a radio personality. He also has featured Chicago’s professional jazz artist's CDs on his show.
Michael Ross, renowned guitarist and vocalist has composed and produced three solo albums on MIHI Records entitled "Bright Moments Ahead" "The Last Love Letter", and "We Finally Meet" These contemporary Jazz CDs displays a smooth, sensuous and exciting touch of artistry that you must hear!

Michael was nominated by Chicago Music Awards organization for the Best Jazz Contemporary CD "2004" for his song entitled "The Boss" taken from the album "Bright Moments Ahead" Michael Ross completes his package with his new video "The Boss" produced by radio personality Mel Devonne.
Michael Ross have also shared a smooth jazz sampler CD with artist like Al Jarreau, Oleta Adams, Dave Koz, Boney James and Fourplay and other smooth jazz artist for radio station KJZY 93.7.

Michael Ross received excellent reviews for his 2003 performance at the Park West in Chicago. Also on the bill were Norman Connors, Jean Carne, Michael Henderson, and Keith Washington.
In concert 2003 at Navy Pier Skyline Stage with a great performance, also including, Angela Bofill, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Bobbie Humphrey.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Michael was encouraged at an early age to take private guitar lessons at the Chicago School of Music. While advancing his studies in music, Michael has played some of Chicago's local jazz clubs. His first big break occurred as a staff guitarist for the Broadway National Touring Company's production of "The Wiz," which toured across the country. Michael Ross returned to Chicago and became the staff guitarist with the Schubert Theatre. There he showcased his musical talent for such Broadway shows as "Dream Girls," "They're Playing Our Song", "Evita", and again "The Wiz".

Michael Ross called to perform in the Marion Caffey Production, "Cookin' at the Cookery," which was performed at the Northlight Theatre.

Michael's style and artistry have enabled him to perform with a number of great artists such as, Ramsey Lewis, Hank Crawford, Najee, Jimmy McGriff, and Angela Bofill.

The Luster Products "Black Heritage Performance" featured Michael Ross as the opening act for Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle.
Michael's debut album "We Finally Meet" received excellent air play on some of the adult contemporary radio stations. This first CD, "We Finally Meet", can also be heard in parts of Japan.

Michael Ross' CD "The Last Love Letter” touches you the way a real musician can. Sounds and emotions are the keys to his latest musical project. Each song possesses its' own special texture and expressions of his fine technique and artistry. Michael always treats you with a vocal number or two, and yes he sings as well. Produced by: DMM Production (Brenda Dash Maynor.)

A well-respected artist among many, Michael is someone you don't want to miss. For booking or further information, view our 'Contact' section.
E-Mail: mihijaz@aol.com - Web address: www.mihirecords.com
For Booking - Ola Ross - 708-268-4026

Discography

I currently have four CDs available on CD Baby.com and on all the other internet stores. The titles are, Reloaded, Bright Moments Ahead, The Last Love Letter, and We Finally Meet. The tracks that are streaming are, "The Boss" "The Last Last Love Letter" "Bright Moments Ahead" "Gypsy Woman" and "Latin Affair" and more.

Set List

My set is normally an hour to 75 minutes long depending on the concert. My set would start out with. Sincerely Yours, Bright Moments Ahead, Morning, That Summer Night, The Boss, Gypsy Woman, Latin Affair, The Last Love Letter, Kiss Of Life, Her Latin Dance, We're In This Love Together, Just Sailing By.