07 Oct Celebrated contemporary jazz artist Fiona Ross returns with the aptly named album Red Flags and High Heels
Celebrated contemporary jazz artist Fiona Ross returns with the aptly named album Red Flags and High Heels – a 14-track project that drips with the sophistication and wry charm that’s come to adorn Ross to audiences across the world.
Reviving the Rita Hayworth golden era of female icons, Ross’ irresistibly anachronistic charm dresses the very best of 21st Century production with the gritty fun of a smoky ballroom with an otherworldly woman to lead it all.
Sentimental at heart, it is no surprise that the musicians Fiona works with on her self-composed, arranged, and produced music are her previous students. With talent to spare, Ross previously served as Head of British Academy of New Music where she looked after artists such as Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora, after herself training at the Arts Educational School with the notable Julie Andrews, Angel Lansbury, and Catherine Zeta Jones amongst their alumni.
Red Flags and High Heels serves as the perfect demonstration of Ross’ range. From rip-roaring, swing inspired powerhouses to an emotional piece dedicated to the artist’s mother, the album takes listeners on a whirlwind journey through sentimentality and inspired production.
The piece follows the success of Fiona’s previous album Fierce and Non Compliant and earlier discography for which she was awarded International Female Singer Songwriter of the Year 2020 (International Singer Songwriter Association), Global Music award for ‘Fierce and Non-Compliant’, Best Jazz Song (World Songwriting Awards), and a Global Music Award for ‘Fiona Ross: the Live Sessions’.
A child of the stage, Fiona grew up training in the arts and performing across the West End, adverts, and films, landing her first lead at the age of 8. Now, Red Flags and High Heels is every bit the product of a true artist spending their lifetime honing their craft and listeners can expect nothing less.