Joel Ross: Good Vibes
Joel Ross
Award-Winning Vibraphonist

Joel Ross’ Good Vibes

Joe Henderson Lab

Sep 23, 2022
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Still in his mid-20s, vibraphonist Joel Ross has earned widespread renown as the most exciting new voice on his instrument. He makes his SFJAZZ debut in the Joe Henderson Lab with his long standing ensemble Good Vibes, featuring saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Kanoa Mendenhall, and drummer Jeremy Dutton.

Since the 2019 release of Ross’ debut album Kingmaker on Blue Note he’s quickly established himself as a triple threat with a far-reaching vision. More than a commanding improviser, he’s a bracingly thoughtful composer and a bandleader capable of melding his most accomplished peers into a creative communion. A graduate of Stockton’s University of the Pacific, Ross went on to study jazz at The New School. He’s been based in Brooklyn ever since. Mentored by former SFJAZZ Collective vibraphonist Stefon Harris, he’s adopted an emotionally empathetic approach that rings out in every note. 

Released in April, his third Blue Note album The Parable of the Poet is a strikingly cohesive collection of original tunes exploring themes of doubt, faith, regret and forgiveness. Ross’ inaugural performance at SFJAZZ will include a cross-section of his original compositions, performed by the superlative Good Vibes, who interpret his music with probing intellect and emotional depth.

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Ross’ inaugural performance at SFJAZZ will include a cross-section of his original compositions, performed by the superlative Good Vibes, who interpret his music with probing intellect and emotional depth.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts via the Western Jazz Presenters Network.

The bright future stretching before Ross has as much to do with that emotional expression as anything that happens between his mallets and those metal bars.

NPR

The bright future stretching before Ross has as much to do with that emotional expression as anything that happens between his mallets and those metal bars.

NPR

Personnel

Joel Ross vibraphone
Immanuel Wilkins alto saxophone
Jeremy Corren piano
Kanoa Mendenhall bass
Jeremy Dutton drums

Mr. Ross and the band treat rhythm as both fundamental and unfixed, while dousing the music in harmonies derived from modern gospel

The New York Times

Personnel

Joel Ross vibraphone
Immanuel Wilkins alto saxophone
Jeremy Corren piano
Kanoa Mendenhall bass
Jeremy Dutton drums

Mr. Ross and the band treat rhythm as both fundamental and unfixed, while dousing the music in harmonies derived from modern gospel

The New York Times

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