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Elvin Ross

NAACP Nominated composer Elvin Ross has composed music for an extraordinary number of hugely successful urban theatrical productions, including Tyler Perry's I Know I've Been Changed, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Meet The Brown's, Madea Goes To Jail, Bishop T.D. Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed and NAACP-nominated Behind Closed Doors.

Within the last few years, Elvin has added several more mega accomplishments to his resume: Creator and Executive Producer of the Telly Award Winning -Gospel Dream Talent Search. Gospel Dream is the gospel music industry answer to American Idol. The television special broke a household viewer ship record on Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 2003 garnering over two million viewers. He produced the Gospel Dream special in association with his company, SONHO Entertainment in which he is the CEO. In 2005, Elvin composed a memorably melodic movie score for Tyler Perry's Diary Of A Mad Black Woman for Lionsgate.

Working on a vast array of projects, Elvin has been achieving success and wining industry awards for over ten years. Some of his honors and achievements include but are not limited to: 2001 NAACP Urban Theatre Award Nominee for Best Musical Director for Bishop T.D. Jakes' Behind Closed Doors; Winner of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc. award for outstanding musical contributions, and received two proclamations recognized by St. Charles Parish, LA for outstanding musical achievement.

Raised just on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana, Elvin was surrounded by the influence of the city's great history of music that encompassed jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues. He contributes the nurturing of his musical gift to his mother, Frozine Francis, who is a classically trained pianist.

A new resident of Atlanta (after suffering the lost of his family's home in New Orleans), Elvin is married to the lovely Jasmine Ross, the proud father of Elvin Ross Jr. and cherish the memory of his beloved daughter, Kai L'ani Ross.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Elvin Ross Facts

OccupationComposer

Selected Filmography

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