” Chicago’s loss has been New York’s gain for vibraphonist Joel Ross, who while studying with Stefon Harris at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is making his presence felt in the Big Apple. As the leader of Good Vibes, a rotating group of young peers, he has lost none of the eagerness he demonstrated five years ago as a 16-year-old prodigy trading licks on “‘Round Midnight” with guest pianist Eric Reed as a member of the Chi Arts Quintet. ”

(text via Chicago Jazz Fest)