forging new sonic dimensions
from ancient melodies
In 2015 virtuosic early music vocalists Samela Aird Beasom, Christen Herman, and Susan Judy, and versatile classic/jazz-and-beyond composer/arrangers and instrumentalists Nick DePinna and Ross Garren had the good fortune of being introduced to one another, and the new exciting sounds of Voxfire were born.
ROSS GARREN, a pianist, harmonicist, and composer, resides in Los Angeles. He received his B.M. from the University of Southern California where he was named Outstanding Graduate in Composition. He is a member of the duos Garren & Cohan and the Sheriffs of Schroedingham, and has his own solo project, Taggart. Named a Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Fellow, Ross has also been awarded three ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Awards. An active contract musician, he has arranged for B.B. King, Haim, and Lyle Workman, and has performed on numerous recordings with artists such as Kesha, Ben Folds, Lupe Fiasco, Jim Keltner, Benmont Tench, and for composers Marco Beltrami, Alf Clausen, Mark Mancina, Bear McCreary, Kathryn Bostic, and Austin Wintory. As an educator, Ross has served on faculty at the Musician’s Institute and as an expert guide on David Barrett’s Bluesharmonica.com. Ross’s recent film score work includes contributions to CMT’s television series Sun Records, and two Netflix series, Love and Crashing.