Michael Ross: Tribute To Now Band
|Date:||Sunday, February 5, 2023|
Michael Ross and the Tribute To Now Band | Sunday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. | Doors open at 6 p.m.*
Tickets: $18 members; $20 not-yet-members; $10 students (13+)
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Michael Ross studied music at the University of South Florida and has studied privately with Cecil McBee, Dee Moses and Jim Miller. He has led two long-standing Tampa Bay–area groups, Liquid Bebop and the Michael Ross Quartet, which has three recordings of original compositions: “Doghouse” (2000), “Dog Eat Dog” (2002) and “Year of the Dog” (2004).
His latest album is “Ginger” (2014). Ross’s sideman credits include Nat Adderley, Jimmie Cobb, Herbie Mann,
The Tribute To Now Band features some of Ross’s new compositions combined with a few new arrangements of jazz standards by Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner and Dexter Gordon.
Modern jazz largely based in the blues, the musicians in this group are old friends and colleagues who have appeared with a variable who’s who of jazz greats, and played on “Ginger,” so this performance will be a happy reunion:
Michael Ross- Bass
Daniel Jordan – Saxophone and Flute
William Evans- Piano
Walt Hubbard – Drums
*The Kumquat Kitchen will be open for dinner. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks, please.
Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues