Originally from Boston, guitarist Ken Ross currently resides in the greater Chicago area where he studies Jazz Guitar and Business Institutions at Northwestern University. Ken began playing guitar at age 11 and developed his love for jazz while in high school working with band director Jeffrey Leonard. Through Leonard, Ken initially came to the Litchfield Jazz Camp in 2006 and has been an active member of the program ever since. As an accomplished composer, arranger and improviser, Ken has performed or worked with Victor Goines, Makoto Ozone, Miguel Zenón, Eric Reed and Rodney Whitaker. He has played at venues such as Frederick P. Rose Hall, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Regatta Bar and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Not just an accomplished performer, Ken is also a skilled instructor and has been teaching young students for over four years.