Jamison Ross

Jamison Ross

Jamison Ross, Snarky Puppy

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Jamisons passion for music was realized while growing up in his grandfathers church, where he realized the affectiveness of music. Jamison began his study of jazz as a high school student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and gained worldwide acclaim as a featured musician in the Tribeca Film Festival winning documentary CHOPS; a film that followed the schools jazz ensemble as they prepare and perform in the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Centers Essentially Ellington Festival competition.

Ross continued his study of the genre at Florida State University (B.A., Jazz Studies), where he met his current band members and at University of New Orleans (M.M., Jazz), in the city where he currently resides. In 2012, Ross career began to take shape after winning the Thelonious Monk Jr. International Jazz Competition for his drumming. This achievement afforded him a recording contract with Concord Jazz. Jamison recounts, œat the time, people knew me as a drummer; they didnt know I could sing. I wanted to merge my gifts.

His 2015 debut release, Jamison, introduced the world to his concept of rhythm and melody and also garnered a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Jamison is currently touring with his band as well as Snarky Puppy. You will often find him apart of special projects as a drummer and a singer.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Beacon Theatre in New York City. I toured with my band opening for India Arie On “The Worthy Tour”
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Making musical moments that feed the soul.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    The most consistent stick I’ve ever laid hands on.


Jamison Ross, Snarky Puppy