Toronto-born jazz bassist Artie Roth has been an active composer, bandleader, performer and educator touring in the national and international jazz communities, since his graduation from York University in 1992 with the Oscar Peterson Scholarship. Following 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 a bassist/side-person, Artie has been recorded on over 50 CDs including Rich Underhill's 2003 JUNO award winning “Tales From The Blue Lounge” and 2007 JUNO nominated “Kensington Suite”, Sophie Milman's JUNO nominated debut CD and Rockit 88's 2004 JUNO nominated “Too Much Fun”. As well as being nominated for a National Jazz Award in the category of Bassist of the Year, Artie's contributions were recently acknowledged (August 2014) when he was the featured artist of the week on Jazz FM 91.1 ’s website and programming. In addition to his active composer/band-leading and freelance career, Artie currently holds the position of Bass Instructor and ensemble coach at York University.
THE ARTIE ROTH QUARTET
Artie Roth - Bass, Geoff Young - Guitar, Mike Filice - Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Anthony Michelli - Drums