Toronto-born jazz bassist Artie Roth has been an active composer, bandleader, performer and educator in the national and international jazz communities, since his graduation from York University in 1992 with the Oscar Peterson Scholarship. After two Canada Council sponsored study tenures in New York City (1993 and 1997), Artie returned to Toronto establishing himself as one of the busiest, full-time composer/performers in Toronto. As well as leading his own group, Artie is also an active member of The Rich Underhill Group, The Bob Brough Quartet and Kollage.
Artie’s engagements have included performances with The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band in Germany (1996), The Steve Koven Trio in Mexico (2003) and Columbia (2005), The Shuffle Demons tour of Europe and Scandinavia (2007), Kollage in Barbados (2011) and Antigua (2013), and the Richard Underhill Quintet in Mexico (2012). The year 2005 proved to be exciting for Artie. As well as being nominated for a National Jazz Award in the category of Bassist of the Year, he had the honour of accompanying such jazz legends as Anita O’Day, Curtis Fuller an Marcus Belgrave. In addition to his active composer/band-leading and freelance career, Artie currently holds the position of Bass Instructor at York University and is pursuing Classical Bass Studies through Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music.
Here is the quartet with the original composition “Strike”.
Date(s) - 10/10/2015
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
KW Jazz Room