Venezualan born, Canadian double bassist, Ricardo Marzoratti, is currently finishing his Master of Music at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music with Ali Yazdanfar, and Eric Chappell. Prior to completing his Bachelor of Music at the same university with Brian Robinson, while simultaneously doing a Minor in Jazz Performance with Adrian Vedady, Ricardo also completed studies at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent, Cégep de Rimouski and Université de Montréal. He has a background in performing classical, jazz, pop and afro-caribbean music.
Ricardo Marzoratti is the co-founder and musical director of Marzos’ Latin Big Band, an ensemble created as a fundraiser to support the fight against cancer. It has performed at Place des Arts for the festival Pause Estivale à l’Esplanade, as well as local venues around Montréal.
Ricardo has performed with ensembles ranging from Symphony Orchestras to Jazz Big Bands to Pop, including concerts with the McGill Symphony Orchestra, McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, Opera McGill, Marzos’ Latin Big Band, McGill Jazz Combos, Ensemble Jazz de Montréal, Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, Orchestre à Chambre du Cégep de Saint-Laurent, singer Marie Denise Pelletier and singer Marc Hervieux.