Roberto Occhipinti has won awards and acclaim as a musician, composer and record producer. The Toronto-born bassist has performed in classical orchestras, jazz ensembles, Latin groups, rhythm & blues outfits and rock bands. He has worked in theatre and opera, written for radio and television, played on film soundtracks and done more recording session jobs than he can remember.
From his first album right up to his latest A Bend in the River, he has forged a synthesis of symphonic strings, big-band horns with a rhythm section on a mix of original compositions and his interpretations of works.
Next up for the busy bass player are new albums that he's produced for DurÃ¡n, Cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto and Quarrington.