FLORIAN ROSS

composer, arranger, pianist, educator

Compositions/Arrangements

Here you can find a selection of compositions and arrangements I've done over the last two decades. Mostly commissioned works for Jazz Orchestras.


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Recordings

Most of the CDs I have written music for and/or played piano, organ or synthesizer on. Roughly 25 CDs since I released my first album "Seasons & Places" on Naxos-Jazz in 1998.


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Education

A good portion of my daily work is in Jazz education. Besides teaching regularly at the Hochschule für Musik, Köln and the Berlin Jazz Institute, I also offer workshops, clinics and private lessons both in Jazz Composition and Jazz Piano.


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Band-leading/Conducting

Since I've started to write for large ensembles, I have also worked as a guest conductor for various Big Bands across the globe.


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Design

Since my dad gave me my first Rollei 35 around 1980, I've been very interested in photography and visual arts. For about a decade I have done commissioned photo and design work.


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Label

In 2015 I started my own label. After 12 CDs for various labels, I decided to take charge of the last few steps towards publishing. Now I can offer a platform for my own releases and interesting new artists.


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MUSIC

Excerpts of the round about 350 pieces I've written since 1995. Both commissioned and freelance works.

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BIOGRAPHY

A bit about me and my life. In English and German. 

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DISCOGRAPHY

A list of most of the recordings I've contributed to since my debut in 1998.

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Whirlpool

Soprano 1・Alto 2・Tenor 1, Solo・Tenor 2・Baritone
Trp 1・Trp 2・Trp 3・Trp 4
Trb 1・Trb 2・Trb 3・B-Trb 4
Guitar・Piano, Solo・Bass (Acoustic)・Drums

Where do I want to go today

Soprano 1・Alto 2・Tenor 1, Solo・Tenor 2・Baritone
Trp 1・Trp 2・Trp 3・Trp 4
Trb 1・Trb 2・Trb 3・B-Trb 4
Guitar・Piano・Bass (Acoustic)・Drums

The way you look tonight (J. Kern)

Alto 1・Alto 2・Tenor 1, Solo・Tenor 2・Baritone
Trp 1・Trp 2・Trp 3・Trp 4
Trb 1・Trb 2・Trb 3・B-Trb 4
Guitar・Piano・Bass (Acoustic)・Drums

Thanks, Thad

Alto 1・Alto 2・Tenor 1, Solo・Tenor 2・Baritone
Trp 1・Trp 2・Trp 3・Trp 4
Trb 1・Trb 2・Trb 3・B-Trb 4
Guitar・Piano・Bass (Acoustic)・Drums

More Arrangements and Compositions
James Muller and SCJO - Okay, 2017

James Muller and SCJO - Okay, 2017

Florian Ross Trio - Pigs & Fairies, 2017

Florian Ross Trio - Pigs & Fairies, 2017

Florian Ross Quintet - Lines & Crosscurrents, 2015

Florian Ross Quintet - Lines & Crosscurrents, 2015

Craig Brenan - Autonomic Robots, 2014

Craig Brenan - Autonomic Robots, 2014

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Chambermerkel

Speech recognition and orchestration of an Angela Merkel speech.

Infinite Loop ∙ One

One 2014

Udo Moll (trumpet, laptop)
Florian Ross (grand piano, loops, delay)

Florian Ross and Udo Moll know each other for a very long time. their electro-acoustic improv duo "infinite loop" is pretty fresh, though. this program combines fragments from minimal-techno, contemporary jazz and improvised soundscapes. their particular interest lies in exploring the rhythmic energies of reduced, superimposed patterns and in the dialectics of "repeating / interrupting". the narrative stability of this structure is now and then undermined by heavily romantic derailments. this is easy-listening avantgarde. rich in danger and beauty.

Infinite Loop ・Quest

One 2014

Udo Moll (trumpet, laptop)
Florian Ross (grand piano, loops, delay)

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PHOTO & DESIGN