She walks in the Spirit showcases and celebrates Black Women, and how they embody the biblical Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, and Self-Control) through song and words.
Joel Ross: vibraphone
Gabrielle Garo: flute
Brandee Younger: harp
Nappy Nina: words
Mimi Jones: bass
Savannah Harris: drums
Joel Ross is a 2021 Roulette resident artist. Roulette’s Fall season will be presented virtually and available for free on a variety of streaming platforms. Our theater is currently closed for public performances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety measures that Roulette has put in place to keep staff, artists, and the public safe.
Chicago native and newly-minted Blue Note artist Joel Ross is a “bright young vibraphonist on his own rocket-like trajectory.” (Nate Chinen, The New York Times). Ross has performed with many of jazz’s most lauded artists including Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian McBride, Gerald Clayton, Louis Hayes, Melissa Aldana, Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock, among others. He leads on group ‘Good Vibes’ along with several other projects (including large ensemble ‘Parables’), and is an integral part of fellow Chicago native Marquis Hill’s Blacktet. He is currently based in New York City.
She walks in the Spirit was developed as part of Joel Ross’s Roulette 2021 Residency, made possible with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation. This performance is presented through Roulette’s GENERATE program, providing over 30 artists each year with in-depth creative and technical support.