Fiona Ross

Fiona Ross

Musicians | Instrument: Various | Location: London

Technical virtuosity and that raw emotional drive, of an artist at the height of her game.

—Jazz Quarterly

Updated: October 7, 2022

Named among the 100 Alternative Power Music List for 2020, multi-award winning jazz artist, editor-in-chief, journalist and founder of the award winning Women in Jazz Media organisation, Fiona Ross never stops.

As a vocalist, pianist, composer and producer, Fiona has become known for creating her own contemporary jazz sound incorporating fast paced Latin Jazz, vintage Jazz club, a little neo soul along with heart wrenching ballads that demonstrate "Her style is poetic and the messages ooze with Millennial angst" (Jazz weekly).

She came to the worlds attention as "The artist that gave Ed Sheeran his 'first push'" (Daily Express), but very quickly established herself as an artist in her own right and has received incredible reviews and awards across the globe for all of her albums.

Her live performances have seen her perform at prestigious venues including 606 Club, Pizza Express, Bulls Head, Nells Jazz and Blues and Toulouse Lautrec and her music is played on radio stations all over the world including 40 stations in the USA as well as in Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Australia, Nertherlands and Spain.

Fiona has achieved many accolades for her most recent album, including Best Jazz Song from the World Songwriting Awards for her song ‘For My Dad’, Outstanding achievement awarded by the Global Music Awards and most recently International female songwriter of the year from the International Singer Songwriters Association. She has been featured in many publications including Tinnitist, Jazziz, Record World Magazine, Jazz Corner, Ink 19 and Jazz Quarterly and was thrilled to be in the top ten of most played videos recently in Tinnitist. Fiona’s song ‘Mistress’ which was recorded live in a stairwell, was selected to be included in the British Library archives for prosperity.

There has rarely been a day since then for Fiona that has not centered around music. Enrolled in dance, drama and singing lessons at the age of two, piano at age six. At what moment did Fiona make a conscious choice to pursue a career in music? There wasn't a moment. There was never a time when there was any other choice. By the age of eight years old Fiona was starring in London's West End. Talent like Fiona's doesn't go unnoticed; soon she was signed to an agency and was featured in a string of television commercials and print advertisements and was recording radio jingles for everything from ketchup to Fairy dishwashing soap.

At the age of fourteen she lied about her age and talked her way into gigging on weekends in jazz clubs throughout London, from the classy nightspots of the elite to some rather seedy pubs that were no place for an ordinary teenager. There were never any contracts to sign, it was always cash in hand at the end of the night. No one even suspected that a voice that startling in its maturity and passion could belong to a singer barely into her teens. 'I will never forget going home to my parents,'  Fiona says;

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‘Technical virtuosity and that raw emotional drive, of an artist at the height of her game’ Jazz Quarterly

‘Fierce and Non-Compliant, and honest and true and oh so very talented’ Maxine Gordon

‘Ross totally owns the music’ Jazz Views

‘This is the UK artist that just keeps giving us great and compelling music’ Kind of Jazz

‘Ross’s lyric phrasing, vocal register and arrangements deliver brilliant presence and form’ Music Interview Magazine

'‘A bold woman who’s ready to set the world on fire’ Jazz in Europe

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