Florian Ross

Florian Ross (born 1972) is a German jazz pianist, composer and arranger.

Florian Ross
Florian Ross (2018 in Cologne, Germany, in concert with the Subway Jazz Orchestra)
Florian Ross (2018 in Cologne, Germany, in concert with the Subway Jazz Orchestra)
Background information
Born1972 (age 48–49)
Pforzheim, Germany
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger
Years active1990s–present

Life and careerEdit

Ross was born in Pforzheim in 1972.[1]

His debut recording as leader was made for Naxos Records in 1998 – Seasons & Places.[2] In 2011, he was commissioned to write a new arrangement of a Bobby Wellins composition for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.[3]

Ross released Ties & Loose Ends, his first recording of his own big band project, in 2013.[4] In the same year, the Florian Ross Elektrio, featuring the leader on Hammond B3 organ, was released.[5]


An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader/co-leaderEdit

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
1998 Seasons & Places Naxos Quintet, with Matthias Erlewein (tenor sax), Nils Wogram (trombone), Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Jochen Rückert (drums)
1998 Suite for Soprano Sax & String Orchestra Naxos Music for String Orchestra and Jazz Quartet, featuring David Liebman (ss)
1999 Lilacs and Laughter Naxos With Ingold Burkhardt, Claus Stötter, Eric Vloeimans (trumpet), Christine Chapman, Ruth Funke (French horn), Jürgen Neudert, Nils Wogram (trombone), Ed Partyka (bass trombone, tuba), Ingmar Heller (bass), John Hollenbeck (drums)
2002 Blinds and Shades Intuition Trio, with Remi Vignolo (bass), John Hollenbeck (drums)
2004 Home & Some Other Place Intuition Quintet, with Matthias Erlewein (tenor sax), Claus Stotter (trumpet), Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Stéphane Huchard (drums)
2005 Big Fish and Small Pond Intuition Trio, with Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Stéphane Huchard (drums)
2006 Eight Ball & White Horse Intuition Music for Saxophone Section (+doubles) and Piano Trio
2010 Mechanism Pirouet Solo piano
2013 Wheel & Wires Fuhrwerk Musik Trio, with Jesse van Ruller (guitar), Martijn Vink (drums)
2013 Ties & Loose Ends Fuhrwerk Musik With Marcus Bartelt (baritone sax), Stefan Schmid (tenor sax, clarinet), Wolfgang Fuhr (tenor sax), Frank Vaganee (alto sax, soprano sax), Christoph Möckel (alto sax), Matthias Bergmann, Volker Deglmann, Menzel Mutzke, Jan Schneider (trumpet), Klaus Heidenreich, Peter Schwatio, Felix Fromm, Ingo Lahme (trombone), Phillip Bramswig (guitar), Lucas Leidinger (piano), Dietmar Fuhr (bass), Fabian Arends (drums)
2014 Infinite Loop ∙ One Unit Records Duo, with Udo Moll (trumpet, live electronics)
2015 Lines & Crosscurrents Toy Piano Records Acoustic-Electric Quintet. With Markus Segschneider (pedal steel guitar, guitar), Niels Klein (tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet), David Helm (acoustic bass), Fabian Arends (drums)
2017 Pigs & Fairies Toy Piano Records Acoustic-Electric Trio. With Dietmar Fuhr (acoustic bass, electric bass), Fabian Arends (drums)
2018 Swallows & Swans Toy Piano Records Quintet with Australian vocalist Kristin Berardi, Matthew Halpin (ts,ss), Dietmar Fuhr (acoustic bass), Hans Dekker (drums)
2019 Reason & Temptation Toy Piano Records Quartet with Sebastian Gille (ts), David Helm (bass), Fabian Arends (drums)
2020 Florian Ross - Architexture Naxos Music for Wind Ensemble & Jazz Quartet
2020 Front & Center Toy Piano Records Florian Ross/ WDR Big Band


  1. ^ "Florian Ross Archived 2017-01-29 at the Wayback Machine". Pirouet Records. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "Florian Ross – Seasons & Places". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ Adams, Rob (13 September 2014) "Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Bobby Wellins Culloden Moor Suite (Spartacus)". Herald Scotland.
  4. ^ Bowers, Jack (8 August 2013) "Florian Ross Big Company: Ties & Loose Ends (2013)". AllAboutJazz.
  5. ^ Bailey, C. Michael (28 June 2013) "The Little and Big of Florian Ross". AllAboutJazz.

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