Rhonda Ross

Event Off Sale: Tickets off sale. Please call 212-581-3080 for reservations.

Rhonda Ross

Monday, August 18, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Birdland NYC

$30.00 - $40.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

Rhonda Ross
Rhonda Ross
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that after captivating audiences at Madison Square Garden and The Montreal Jazz Festival, singer-songwriter Rhonda Ross, along with her slamming jazz band (Terry Burrus on piano, Dominick Maybank on bass, Kevin Harrington on drums, Terelle Tipton, Keesha Gumbs, & Sheniqua Trotman on background vocals, Duane Eubanks on trumpet, and Darrly Yokely on sax) will appear on the historic stage on Monday, August 18 at 7pm.

Neo-Soul Jazz Stylist, Rhonda Ross's uplifting and resonant voice immediately strikes a chord with music lovers. And her unique phrasing and authenticity to her art sets her apart from other vocalists. As the only child of Diana Ross and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, it has become evident that Rhonda not only has the talent, but the significance to carry on her parents’ legacy, all the while establishing her own unique musical destination. Rhonda's music is based in Black-American traditional jazz. In 1994, she met, married, and began a 20-year musical collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Rodney Kendrick. Through him, Rhonda started to study with the late jazz great Abbey Lincoln. “It was Abbey and Rodney who convinced me to begin my journey as a singer-songwriter.” Rhonda says, “I primarily consider myself a story-teller and poet. I use my music to inspire and to uplift…to teach people – including myself.” Their live CD, “Rhonda Ross Live: Featuring Rodney Kendrick” is a hot internet-seller.

Now a mother to a preschool-age son, Rhonda’s music has taken on the more mature stance of a woman “with the understanding and wisdom of a 40 year old, but the passion and dream-seeking ofa 20 year old!” Her story-telling jazz has expanded to include the grooving sounds of Neo-soul and Gospel. New songs are emerging, like “Nobody’s Business,” a groovy, bass-led reminder that “your joy comes from the inside and that it’s nobody else’s job to make you happy.” “Summer Day” is an upbeat realization that even after the harshest winter, the sun will re-emerge and “the buds of hope can still bloom.” Through Rhonda’s individual and creative expression, the legendary Ross sound continues to live on and expand. Last year, she headlined President Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Ball, and later performed to rave reviews at The Hollywood Bowl. This year has included performances at TheMontreal International Jazz Festival, Wolf Trap, and The Theater at Madison Square Garden.