A native of Montreal, bassist Rick 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. Some notable venues he has performed at include: Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery, Bern International Jazz Festival, The Bimhuis, Upstairs, and The Rex. 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 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, where he played original music with different groups featuring some of today’s most influential voices in jazz. He is currently completing a master’s degree in music at McGill University in Montreal.