6:00 pm
Ross Kratter Quartet
Album Release Party

Minton's playhouse
206 West 118th Street


Ross Kratter – Bass
Stan Killian – Saxophone
Will Armstrong – Piano
Sam Gautier – Drums

1st Set
7:30pm – Doors 6pm

2nd Set
9:30pm – Doors 9:00pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $10.00 Sun- Wed. and $20 Thu- Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum. *
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.
During performances, quiet is enforced


Ross Kratter is a bassist and composer based in New York. He is equally at home on string bass and electric bass, both fretted and fretless, 4, 5, and 6 string. While primarily known as a jazz musician, he is equally comfortable in any and all styles of music. Ross has performed with such notable and varied artists as Joshua Redman, the Drifters, Bob Franceschini, Victor Wooten, Bob Reynolds, Mike Longo’s New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, Randy Johnston, Badal Roy, Joe Alterman, Domenick Allen, Scott Record, Frank Lacy, the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Allen Vizzutti, and many more. He has been a musical director for P&O Cruises, and was also the bass player on the 2016-2017 National Tour of Fame the Musical. In addition to his work as a bassist, Ross is also in demand as a composer and arranger. He leads a big band, the Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra, for which he is the primary composer and arranger. The band is made up of some of the finest musicians in New York. He is also the musical director, arranger, and bassist for vocal jazz quartet Transitory, among much other freelance work.
Ross has had the opportunity to study bass with Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Anthony Wellington, Felix Pastorius, and John DeWitt. He has studied composition and arranging with Rich Shemaria and improvisation with Mike Stern.
Ross Kratter is a La Bella Strings artist and uses Phil Jones Bass amplifiers and cabinets.