Ross hails from Chislehurst, Kent and started playing the trombone at the age of seven. He progressed through the Bromley Youth Music Trust, playing in various ensembles ranging from brass quintets to symphony orchestras.
In 2003 Ross joined NYJO, where he switched to bass trombone. He then went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Eric Crees and Keith McNicoll. During his time there, Ross was a member of the group that won the Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Prize under the direction of Jiggs Whigham.
Ross played with various groups inside and outside of college including the London Contemporary Orchestra, the Britten Pears Orchestra, the London Brass Virtuosi, Rick Wakeman, and the John Miller Orchestra. In 2009, he graduated from the GSM with a BMus (Hons) Degree.
He has since undertaken Postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music and played with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.