Called a “virtuoso” by DownBeat Magazine and an “elloquant musical contrabassist” by The WholeNote, Swiss-Canadian upright & electric bassist, composer, and bandleader Jesse Dietschi is equally fluent in the jazz, classical, and funk/RnB idioms. He performs frequently with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Canadian Opera Company, is the Principal Bassist of Sinfonia Toronto, and has served as guest Principal Bassist of the Niagara Symphony. Dietschi has performed and toured across North America, the UK with the Nick Maclean Quartet, the Middle East with Abraxas, and has been featured on stages like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre’s Rose Theatre, Toronto’s Massey and Roy Thompson Halls, Chicago’s Symphony Centre, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. He has recorded with artists across many styles, from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Luminato to The Headstones, and released Gradient, his debut album as the leader of the modern jazz group the Jesse Dietschi Trio, to great critical acclaim in 2023.  He has performed and toured with such Canadian jazz figures as Rich Underhill, Daniel Barnes, Brownman, Andrew Downing, Jeremy Ledbetter, Alexander Brown, and New York saxophonist Russ Nolan, to name a few. As an orchestral performer, he has appeared in concert with artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Andrea Bocceli, James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, Yuja Wang, and Marc-André Hamelin.