Toronto based acoustic and electric bassist Ross MacIntyre is one of the most sought after professional musicians in Canada. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he graduated from the University of Toronto’s esteemed jazz program, and has since performed with elite musicians from Canada and around the world.
He has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia with renown artists including Matt Dusk, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Jesse Cook, Heather Bambrick, Eliana Cuevas, Elizabeth Shepherd, Kellylee Evans, the Shufﬂe Demons, and Michael Kaeshammer.
From 2000-2003 Ross was the musical director and composer for the Garden Brother’s Circus, and has performed in numerous musical theatre productions with Canstage, Young People's Theatre, and Mirvish Productions.
Ross is the bass player on over 75 recordings, 10 of which are JUNO award nominated, including 2012's Vocal Jazz Album of the Year winner "Seule Ce Soir" by Emilie-Claire Barlow.
As a side musician, Ross has shared the stage with some of the world's greatest musicians including Peter Appleyard, Guido Basso, Hilario Duran, Wynton Marsalis, Ed Robertson, Jim Cuddy, Geoffrey Keezer, and many many more.
In 2011 Ross released a duet album with pianist Mark Kieswetter, to great critical acclaim. Of it The Whole Note Magazine writes: “Kieswetter and MacIntyre have captured the true essence of what the best piano/bass duos are all about: elegance, economy, precision, ﬂuidity, style, intimacy, grace, and that magical, intangible chemistry – the simpatico.”