Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand and versatile bassists on the NYC and global jazz scenes. Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage informs his distinct style. His approach to improvisation and composition is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition.
The concert at Porgy & Bess will be an Austrian premiere for "OB1", Bareket's debut album. After years of apprenticeship and collaboration with some of today's most notable artists in the world of jazz and beyond (Aaron Goldberg, Leon Parker, Ari Hoenig, Jean-Michel Pilc, Sam Yahel, Camila Meza, Hamilton De Holanda, Cyrille Aimee,among others), OB1 is an eclectic yet cohesive statement that brings together all of Bareket's different worlds. (Pressetext)
"an auspicious debut by a prodigious bassist who, additionally, reveals a persuasive sense of composition." (Jazztrail.net)
"...music of rhythmic sophistication and lyrical depth...brimming with springy energies and smart details" (Nate chinen, WBGO Jazz)
"Bareket's omnivorous musical mind is as irresistibly restless as his fingers, and the results are wonderful to behold" (All About Jazz)