Bassist / Composer / Educator

Toronto bassist Jesse Dietschi is a versatile musician and composer equally experienced in jazz, classical, and popular music. Serving as the Principal Bassist of Sinfonia Toronto, he holds graduate degrees in Jazz Performance (U of Toronto), Orchestral Performance (Glenn Gould School, RCM), and Composition (Brandon U). He has performed, toured, and recorded with rock groups, orchestras, and jazz ensembles across North America, including the Canadian Opera Company, Esprit Orchestra, Soundstreams, Niagara Symphony, The Headstones, Metric, Tunnel Six, the Nick Maclean Quartet, the Luminato Festival, and numerous other orchestras, jazz, and rock/folk/RnB artists. Jesse has been a featured soloist with orchestras in both Ontario and the US, and leads the Toronto-based chamber jazz group the Catalyst Ensemble.


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Compositions As a composer, Jesse Dietschi is keenly interested in creating music that blurs the lines between contemporary classical and modern jazz. As an Artistic Producer for Toronto's Spectrum Music concert series, he created works for a variety of ensembles. Paper Men by Jesse Dietschi Text:...


In June of 2013, Jesse Dietschi became the first registered Suzuki Bass Instructor in eastern Canada, and the third in the entire country. He has trained through the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) with master bass teacher Virginia Dixon, and in 2014 became the Bass Representative on the...

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