The Emerging from Pandemic moment

June 2022

More updates coming soon! New shows are in the works.


Special announcement: New Recordings

Covid has affected us all. Like anyone else, Ross was served his fair share of "pandemic lemons". But on the bright side he has been busy making lots of zesty lemonade (ie. new recordings). 

To find out more about these soon to be released live recordings, read on:

Hi everyone,

It’s been a long time since this website has been updated, and one of those reasons is that there have been nearly no performances that anyone could attend because our careers were shut down publicly due to Covid.

While things are finally picking up with the lifting of public health mandates, the pandemic continues to throw a large monkey wrench in the works for musicians and public performances. However, when one is served lemons, one tries to make lemonade (there’s an adage in there somewhere I think). Read on to hear what versions of lemonade I have been involved in during this crazy last 2.5 years.

First on the menu: Life Among Giants, a full length album featuring Brenda Brown


It was released at the start of the pandemic (May 2020) … but good things stand the test of time. This offering is from Brenda Brown, one of my favourite vocalists and people! I was thrilled to be asked to arrange and produce a full album of material for her – a concert album in the style of the greats of our past like Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and others. I was honoured and humbled to be given free reign to arrange each song the way I felt best served the artist and the lyric, and to mix the recording to my satisfaction. I assembled a great team, and dove in. It was the chance of a lifetime. Now available in CD format, on vinyl, and as a digital download.

Please check out my extended liner notes on the  

Since the pandemic rendered many of us stuck at home and somewhat idle, the silver lining was that I suddenly had the time to attend to a number of my own concert recordings that I had waiting for editing and mixing. So, I got to work! 

New Items on the Menu: Five New Albums of Live Recordings!

All are soon to be released.


Ross Wooldridge and his Tribute
To the Benny Goodman Sextet Volume 2

   Recorded live at the Oakville Centre, featuring vocals by Alex Pangman. Both an audio recording and video of the performances will be available.



Samples

I Got Rhythm

Just One Of Those Things

More Than You Know

Slow Boat to China



Ross Wooldridge and his Tribute to
ARTIE SHAW AND HIS GRAMERCY 5

Recorded live at the Old Mill Toronto and The Jazz Room in Kitchener Waterloo.


Samples
Blue Heaven

Scuttlebutt

Summit Ridge Drive

Grabtown Grapple


Ross Wooldridge and the Galaxy Orchestra present
BENNY MEETS ARTIE
a tribute to the big bands of
Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman


The best hits of both Artie Shaw’s and Benny Goodman’s orchestras, recorded live at the All Canadian Jazz Festival in Port Hope.


Samples

Copenhagen

Don't Be That Way

I Can't Get Started

I've Found A New Baby

Stardust

Sing Sing Sing


Watch a video of Benny Meets Artie


Ross Wooldridge and the Galaxy Orchestra present
IN THE MOOD
Set 1

Our tribute to the music of Glenn Miller, featuring vocalists Robyn Lea, Ian Jutson and the Four Debonaires along with the world class Galaxy Orchestra. Recorded live at Dr. J.M. Ennis Auditorium, Welland Centennial Secondary School, sponsored by the Welland-Port Colborne Concert Association.

Poster: Allan Newhouse


Ross Wooldridge and the Galaxy Orchestra present
IN THE MOOD
Set 2
The second set from the same stellar concert. All of the music above will be available for purchase as a download or physical CD directly from this website. Please watch for a notification as to when they become available.


Samples

In The Mood

Elmer's Tune

Sunrise Serenade

I Know Why

White Cliffs of Dover

Serenade In Blue