Montreal bassist Rick Rosato started playing venues in his hometown at age 18. In 2010, he graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he had studied under such masters as Larry Grenadier and Ari Hoenig. In the autumn of 2010, he took over leadership of an artist series in the Upstairs jazz club, playing with leading lights of the music scene. When not playing in the Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato Trio and the Ben Van Gelder Quintet, Rosato can be found alongside the likes of Aaron Goldberg, Aaron Parks, Tigran Hamasyan, Dan Weiss, Gilad Hekselman, David Virelles and Jonathan Kreisberg. He received the Galaxie Rising Star Award in 2014 for his piece New Untitled.