Originally from Lima, Peru, bassist Jorge Roeder has become renowned as one of the most versatile and expressive bass players in jazz today. He has enjoyed long-standing partnerships with guitarist Julian Lage and Argentinian vocalist Sofia Rei. He is also a key member of Israeli pianist Shai Maestro’s trio as well as trombonist Ryan Keberle’s ensemble Catharsis. Roeder has also shared stages with vibraphonist Gary Burton, guitarist Nels Cline, and composer/saxophonist John Zorn. He has received numerous awards including first prize at the 2007 International Society of Bassists jazz competition; semi-finalist placement in the 2009 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Bass Competition; and a Grammy Award nomination for Sounding Point, the debut album by the Julian Lage Group. After studying guitar at an early age, Roeder went on to study classical cello in Peru and Russia, hone his electric chops in Lima rock clubs, and delve into jazz at Boston’s esteemed New England Conservatory.