Darren Ross

Darren Ross

Darren Ross started playing drums at age 15 and within one year was performing in clubs and concerts in the Chicago area. He was serious about his craft and began studying with Pat Metheny’s drummer, Paul Wertico . After high school he did a two year tour across most of the United States ending with a stint as Bo Diddley’s drummer. He returned to Chicago and continued to work regularly in the jazz and blues circuit as well as the city’s rich eclectic original & world music scene. In 1990 he decided to extend his musical influence to the west coast.

In Los Angeles he continued to study and perfect his craft with some of his favorite drummers such as: Peter Erskine, Ralph Humphry, Jeff Hamilton, Joe Porcaro, and Freddie Gruber to name a few. Soon after, he was approached to teach at the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood where he still teaches to this day, when his busy schedule permits.

The past several years Darren’s name has been lent to many different artists. He can be found performing recording and/or touring with such names as: Al Wilson (“Show & Tell”) Otis Day (“Shout”) Spencer Davis (“Gimme Some Lovin” etc.) Sugar Loaf (“Green eyed lady”) John Goodsall (from Brand X) Patrick Moraz (from Moody Blues, Yes) Debbie Reynolds, Bo Diddley, The Diamonds, Coasters, Platters, Jazz guitarist Ron Eschete, The Orchestra Surreal, and recently touring and recording with renowned baritone Jubilant Sykes as well as countless other solo artists and performances in and around California.

Darren Ross continues to be regarded and well respected as a live and session musician by his peers. He brings his versatility, creativity and the ability to make any musical situation groove.  

           

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