Novgrad earned a BM Degree from the Manhattan School of Music
After graduation, he worked in NYC for the next ten years, as a freelance artist. He\'s performed at the Blue Note, Seventh Avenue South, the Jazz Center of NY and Carnegie Hall. He\'s also shared the stage with Randy Brecker, Lou Soloff, Jim Pugh, Lou Marini, Scott Robinson, Jerry Dodgion, Gerry Niewood, Anthony Jackson, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.
In the Latin Music Field, toured Nationally with Lucho Munoz and played with Mario Bauza, Paquito D\'Rivera and Daniel Ponce. Also, worked with Hank Lane Orchestras and recorded two CD\'s with the Tom Pierson Orchestra.
Returning to CT in 1992, formed the Ross Novgrad Trio which performs through out New England and has performed with the New England Jazz Ensemble, The New England Jazz Septet and Avalon Express with guitar great Ron Murray.
More recently, The Ross Novgrad Latin Jazz Quintet has performed at "First Night Hartford 2010" as well as the 2010 "Enfield 4th of July Celebration" and at the "Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz 2010"
Also, Ross is a Private Instructor at the Community Music School of Springfield and has been there for the past fifteen years. At the school, he has done numerous Clinics and Workshops.
Ross is certified as a Conn-Selmer Artist and Clinician and is available for High School and College Workshops.
For bookings, call (860) 875-5913 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org