Brandon Ross is a guitarist/composer/singer/songwriter, who has worked/recorded with Cassandra Wilson, Henry Threadgill, Jewel, Tony Williams, Arto Lindsay, The Lounge Lizards, Leroy Jenkins, Butch Morris, Bill Frisell, Me’Shell N’degeocello, Moreno Veloso, Arrested Development, Craig Harris, Archie Shepp, Fred Hopkins, Joan Osborne, Muhal Richard Abrams, Deidre Murray, Mino Cinelu, Don Byron, Graham Haynes, Lizz Wright, Timothy Hill, Myra Melford, Ron Miles, Oliver Lake, Sekou Sundiata, Bill Laswell, Zeena Parkins, Michelle Branch, Wadada Leo Smith, and many others, crafting a personal approach to (jazz) guitar, and improvisation, that has taken him all over the world.
He co-leads the avant power trio, Harriet Tubman, with bassist Melvin Gibbs, and drummer JT Lewis. “Tubman” is dedicated to musical revelation/investigation in a pan-African vernacular of Now. In Harriet Tubman, Ross explores electronics, and pan-tonality to sculpt a multidimensional, interactive, sonic language in a “classic” R&B/Rock configuration of guitar, bass, and drums. Harriet Tubman has released 2 cds, “I Am A Man” on Knitting Factory Records, and “Prototype” (live) on John Zorn’s Avant Records label. A new CD of the Harriet Tubman “Dub-ill 3rio” LIVE featuring Ron Miles/DJ Logic/DJ Singe will be released in 2008 on Jazz Away Records, out of Norway.