Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross, a Chicago native, has been a working musician and music educator for almost 25 years. In his performing career, he has played gigs and concerts all over the Midwest in a variety of musical settings, in a variety of genres and venues, all the while, serving as his own booking agent. He has performed with many notable musicians including: Gunnar Mossblad (Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker) Norman Damschroder, Gene Parker, as well as Tad Weed (John Patitucci, Kenny Burrell), Lannie Turner (Albert King, Rory Gallagher), and Chicago Jazz greats Steve Hashimoto and Carl Coan. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago in 2008. In 2017, he earned a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio, on a full scholarship. While earning his Master’s Degree, he taught two years of University-level courses, including Jazz History, Group Guitar for the Non-Major, and Improvisation.
He is currently an active member of the music scenes in Chicago, Toledo, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan, where he splits his time teaching and performing. His current projects include guitar duo “i 2 i “ (pronounced “Eye to Eye”), who recently released their first album, and the Jonathan Ross Ensemble, who is set to record their first album this year. He is seeking a Professorship at the College/University level.


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