Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jamison Ross Rocks The Cove at UNO on Wednesday

Jamison RossJamison Ross, Photography by Scott Myers

Beating to his own drum is no problem for Jamison Ross, a graduate student at the University of New Orleans and winner of the prestigious 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition which draws competitors from around the world.

The jazz drummer is pursuing a Master of Music degree at UNO, where he studies in the University's elite jazz studies program. He promises to have listeners swinging, swaying and tapping their feet as he performs his graduate recital from 8 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Sandbar at The Cove on Founders Drive. The concert follows Explore UNO, an event for prospective students to be held in the University Center ballroom. Admission is free and open to all.

Winning the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in September brought Ross a $25,000 scholarship, recording contract with Concorde Music Group and a chance to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts.

On Wednesday, he will perform an original composition and works by Thelonious Monk, Muddy Waters, John Coltrane and Carmen Lundy, with whom he regularly tours.  UNO alumnus Barry Stephenson, who received a Master of Music degree from UNO in May 2011, and Stephen Gordon will accompany Jamison on bass and piano, respectively.

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