Ross Kratter

Bass Player, Composer, Arranger

The Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra


The Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra was founded by bass player, composer, and arranger Ross Kratter in 2010. Kratter’s compositions and arrangements, heavily influenced by Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Charles Mingus, Sy Johnson, and others, make up the majority of the band’s book; the rest of it is comprised of arrangements and compositions from other members of the band. The band, comprised of members of the Mike Stern Band, Arturo O’Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Victor Wooten Band, Postmodern Jukebox, Streetlight Manifesto, various Broadway show orchestras, and many more, has played all over New York to sold-out audiences since its founding in 2010.

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REEDS: Daniel Dickinson, Michael Bliss, Bob Franceschini, Joe Graziosi, Andrew Hadro

TRUMPETS: Charles Clausen, Paul Tafoya, Michael SarianStuart Mack

TROMBONES: Eric Iannucci, Ric Becker, Karl Lyden, Peter Isaac/Dan Jordan

GUITAR: Mark McIntyre

PIANO: Will Armstrong

BASS: Ross Kratter

DRUMS: Jerrold Kavanagh/Sam Gautier

VOCALS: Kaila Wooten/Lauren Scales