Pianisit, harmonicist, and composer Ross Garren currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.M. from the University of Southern California where he was named Outstanding Graduate in Composition and a Discovery Scholar. An active composer, performer, and educator, he has worked with such notable artists as BB King, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Burrell, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Lee Oskar, David Binney, and Vardan Ovsepian as well as having studied with David Barrett, Russell Ferrante, Vince Mendoza, Alan Pasqua, and Erica Muhl. In addition to his varied freelance career, he is also currently on staff at the Musician’s Institute.