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.
TRUMPETS: Charles Clausen, Anthony Sisson, Michael Sarian, Paul Tafoya
GUITAR: Quintin Zoto
PIANO: Will Armstrong
BASS: Ross Kratter
DRUMS: Jerrold Kavanagh
VOCALS: Kaila Wooten/Megan Tischhauser