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Rigas Ritmi Festival. JAMISON ROSS. JUDITH HILL

JAMISON ROSS
Jamison Ross - voice, drums, Chris Pattishall - piano, Barry Stephenson - bass, Rick Lollar - guitar, Cory Irvin - organ

Jamison Ross is 31 years old American jazzman, who put his name on the world jazz stage menu as a talented drummer winning the prestige Thelonious Monk international jazz drummer contest in 2012, but then released spectacular debut album "Jamison" in 2015 getting a "Grammy" nomination for best jazz vocal album!

Jamison's music is special with it's sunny feeling and warming heartness. He says: "We all have the capacity to love with empathy in a deeper way..."

"While jazz history is lightly dusted with drummers who could sing - Buddy Rich, Grady Tate - none leap to mind whose vocal talents eclipsed their timekeeping acumen. Not until Jamison Ross." Magazine "JazzTimes".



JUDITH HILL
Judith Hill - voice, piano, guitar, Robert Lee Hill - bass, Michiko Hill - keys, Gregory David Moore - guitar, Ronald Manaog - drums, Carmen Allison Echols - background vocals, Sophia Christina Whitehurst - background vocals

Judith Hill is soul and R&B singer, pianist and composer from California, who was a backing vocalist for various popstars - Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams - and successfully started her solo career.

"Though she can scream and holler like Aretha at a church revival - especially on the uptempo material - she also intuitively knows how to nuance her voice on the gentler songs and gradually unfurl a story in a sensitive and emotionally-intelligent way." - Soulandjazzandfunk.com.