Jazz Multi-Instrumentalists Ross Kratter

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Jazz multi-instrumentalists Ross Kratter, born in the bustling city on July 14, 1993, now hanging out in Orlando, is your go-to dude for all things bass.

We’re talking double bass, electric bass, fretless bass, bass synthesizer. And guess what? He’s not just strumming away; he’s also cooking up some beats as a composer and music arranger.

Rocking Stages and Chillin’ with Legends

From leading bands since age 10 to going pro at 14, Ross has been sharing stages with the big shots – Joshua Redman, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Bob Franceschini, you get the drift. This guy’s got a resume that’ll make your jaw drop!

Jamming with The Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra

Since 2010, Jazz multi-instrumentalists Ross has been steering the ship for the Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra, a crew of New York’s finest. They’re all about jamming to original tunes and arrangements that’ll get your toes tapping.

Jamming with The Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra
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Dropping His First Album and Epic Collabs

Fast forward to 2018, and Ross is throwing down his first album, “It’s Time,” featuring the legendary saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Oh, and don’t forget the killer quartet – Joe Graziosi on saxes, Will Armstrong on keys, and Sam Gautier on drums.

Cruise Ships, Disney Magic, and More

Jazz multi-instrumentalists Ross isn’t just about albums and tours; he’s been cruising the seas for six years, calling the shots for Cunard Line and P&O Cruises. And did I mention he’s the go-to guy for arranging Disney tunes? Yeah, he’s a pretty big deal.

Learning from the Masters

This guy’s been under the wing of bass legends – Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, Victor Wooten, you name it. He’s not just about playing; he’s soaking in composition skills from Rich Shemaria and picking up improv tricks from Mike Stern.

Jazz Multi-Instrumentalists Gear Talk

Oh, and let’s talk gear. Ross is all about that RS Berkeley tuba, La Bella Strings, Phil Jones Bass amps, Jerry Harvey Audio in-ear monitors, and Remic microphones. He sure knows how to pick the best!

So, if you’re all about that bass life and craving some good tunes, Ross Kratter is your man. Keep those vibes rolling!

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