Robert Ross Band Logo is #1

Robert Ross Band Logo is Number 1 on Google

     The Robert Ross Band logo, which appears at the top of this page, and at RobertRossBand.com, is the number 1 search result for “blues music logo” and “blues guitar logo” on google. Put in a search for yourself and see what pops up. If you use a different search engine it might come up 2nd or 3rd. My daughter Naomie Ross, who is a graphic artist, is the designer of the logo.

Naomie also did some of the graphics on the new Robert Reich film, “Inequality For All”. If you haven’t seen it, you must check it out.

Logo History

My ex-wife BB took a photo of me at Folk City in 1980 which appeared on the cover of my first record release entitiled, “Introducing Robert Ross” on Baron Records in 1981. Later on the photo was turned into a silouette the old fashioned way, with paper, scissors, and glue. And voila, my very first crude logo was hatched. Then Naomie got a hold of it about 10 years ago and turned it into a true work of art.

ROBERT ROSS BAND logo designed by Naomie Ross
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Jiggles & Giggles & Blues

Jiggles Giggles & Blues ... Oh My!! is a burlesque show featuring some of the mot thrilling acts the world has ever seen.
Jiggles & Giggles & Blues is a brand new burlesque show produced by Robert “Bluesman” Ross. The show features some of the most thrilling acts the world has ever seen such as Puss-N-Boots, Legs Malone, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Donnie Vomit, Michael “Squirrel Man” Schwartz, and Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils. Booking Agent: Steve Fugett of Road Warrior in Nashville, TN.

 

JIGGLES & GIGGLES & BLUES – Artist Bios & Pics

 

The Jazz-Manian Devils

The JAZZ-MANIAN DEVILS (also known as The BLUES-MANIAN DEVILS) is a jazz & blues trio featuring three of the most versatile and dynamic musicians in the New York area. The band has two names but no matter what you call them their music is soulful, melodic, intelligent, and exciting. They have been working in and around the New York City area for the last 15 years.

ROBERT ROSS: (vocals & guitar) is a NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee, and a two time New York Music Award winner (1989 & 2011) for Best Blues Artist. He has been nominated a total of 7 times for a NYMA alongside such stars as Johnny Copeland, Taj Mahal, John Hammond Jr., Roscoe Gordon, Cyndi Lauper and Mose Allison. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, slide guitarist, & harmonica player is known for a wide variety of blues, jazz, soul jazz, and New Orleans jazz. Robert worked and recorded with Big Joe Turner for Spivey Records & for Doc Pomus. He also worked with Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Rush, Dr. John, J.B. Hutto, Victoria Spivey, Louisiana Red, Eddie Kirkland, Floyd Jones, Homesick James, Bobby Lewis, Pinetop Perkins, Charles & Cyrille Neville, David “Honey Boy” Edwards, Linda Hopkins, Wilbert Harrison, & Champion Jack Dupree. One of Ross’ songs was recorded and released twice by Johnny Winter. Two other originals appeared on ABC TV’s daytime drama “All My Children”. Robert has toured Europe and North America with The Robert Ross Band has performed at numerous festivals including the Chicago Blues Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, and is a perennial at the Riverhead Blues Festival on Long Island. The Robert Ross Band has released 7 internationally distributed cds. Ross performs as a solo (acoustic or electric), as a duo, and with The Robert Ross Band.
STEVE HOLLEY: (drums & back up vocals) has played with some of the biggest stars in the music industry for good reason, he is supremely gifted, tasteful, and versatile. The full list is too long to list here, but it includes Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, and Elton John as well as numerous jazz and blues artists. Like a good point guard in basketball “Holly Holy Holley” has a way of making everyone around him a better player.
DAVE HOFSTRA: (upright acoustic bass, & back up vocals) was featured in the premier issue of Bass Player magazine in 1990. He has performed with numerous jazz and blues artists including John Zorn, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Earl King, Phillip Johnston (Transparent Quartet & Big Trouble), The Microscopic Septet, Denis Charles, Claire Daly, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc, Joel Forrester, Bobby Previte, Lou Grassi, Bobby Radcliff, James “Thunderbird” Davis, Grady Gaines, Debbie Davies, The Robert Ross Band, Chris Carter, Elliot Sharp, Marshall Crenshaw, Smokey Hormel, Marc Ribot, and Rachelle Garniez.

 

VIDEO

It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” with music by Duke Ellington, lyrics by Irving Mills. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: http://youtu.be/fpEQMQdmkms

Makin’ Whoopee

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “Makin’ Whoopee” with lyrics by Gus Kahn and music by Walter Donaldson. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: http://youtu.be/lP5tfEuTIkM

You Can’t Have Your Cake

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “You Can’t Have Your Cake” composed by Robert Ross. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEz2avm0wZM

Something Blue

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils performing “Something Blue” composed by Robert Ross. Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (upright bass); and Robert Ross (vocals & guitar). Mike Tapp producer, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSKnxBFpc-Y

 

Guitar Lessons

PRIVATE & GROUP MUSIC INSTRUCTION

GUITAR / BASS / HARMONICA LESSONS
From award winning recording artist & seasoned educator Robert Ross
CALL: 718-987-5214
EMAIL: Bluesman@RobertRossBand.com

Robert Ross will be taking on a limited number of dedicated guitar, bass, and harmonica students regardless of age or current level of expertise. Robert is an award winning musician and band leader as well as a seasoned music instructor.
Robert is a two time New York Music Award winner and a New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Robert is known for a wide variety of blues, jazz, soul, country, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, and other roots music. Robert worked and recorded with Big Joe Turner and also worked with Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, and other legends. One of Robert’s songs was recorded by Johnny Winter, and two other songs appeared on the soap opera “All My Children”. The Robert Ross Band has released 7 internationally distributed CDs and toured two continents. Robert has been teaching guitar for more then 25 years privately, and 10 years in NYC public schools. Robert’s work in the schools has been cited by the NY State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) for “best practices in arts in education programming”.
Lessons are $40 per half hour, and $60 per hour.

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ROBERT ROSS BAND

Robert Ross is a two-time NY MUSIC AWARD winner
and a NY BLUES HALL OF FAME inductee.

“Robert Ross is a blues icon. One of the great blues spirits.”
– Bob Fass, Radio Un-Nameable, WBAI-FM, NYC