Born: June 3, 1988 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
A native of Montreal, bassist Richard Rosato began performing on the local scene at the age of 18. In 2010, he graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City where he studied with greats such as Larry Grenadier and Ari Hoenig. He tours regularly with groups such as Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato Trio, as well as Ben Van Gelder Quintet. Rick has also performed with Ari Hoenig, Aaron Goldberg, Aaron Parks, Tigran Hamasyan, Dan Weiss, Gilad Hekselman, David Virelles, Jonathan Kreisberg. In the fall of 2010, he led a three-month-long artist series at the Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal, where he played original music with different groups featuring some of today’s most influential voices in jazz.
“It should be noted here that Rosato resembles no less a star of the bass viol as Charlie Haden for his lovely tone.” - Rob Johnson, Denver Jazz Music Examiner
“Rick Rosato (22) is one of the most versatile and virtuosic bass players around. His time is impeccable and his solos captivating. Rick’s sense of form, melody and harmony are as apparent as his perfect technical execution.” - Ben Van Gelder, benvangelder.com