Emiliano Lasansky is a jazz musician, bassist, composer and educator currently based in New York City. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Emiliano is the grandson of artist Mauricio Lasansky and was born into a family of visual artists. From an early age he spent much time in his families’ studios surrounded by their art. Emiliano began on violin and electric bass at a young age, but switched to upright bass as his interest in jazz grew. After graduating from Iowa City West High, Emiliano attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where he studied with professor Jeff Campbell. While at Eastman Emiliano was a member of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bill Dobbins among many other ensembles. After graduating from college Emiliano began freelancing in the upstate New York area for a time before relocating to New York City in 2017. In 2018 Emiliano joined Paragon, a newly formed trio based in New York City. Other members include Daniel Dickinson (Saxophone) and Connor Kent (Drums). Paragon released their debut album Kin (Outside In Music) in the summer of 2018. In 2017 and 2018 Emiliano attended the program Betty Carter Jazz Ahead under the direction of Jason Moran at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Emiliano currently works as sideman with various jazz musicians throughout the New York music scene.