Born in Jerusalem and raised in Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, Or Bareket is currently one of the most in-demand and versatile bassists on the NYC jazz scene
Winner of the 1st prize at the International Society of Bassists' jazz competition in 2011, Or’s diverse heritage is clearly present in his playing. His approach to improvisation is informed by Mediterranean, South American, and North African folklores, all interpreted through his deep knowledge and appreciation of the American Jazz tradition.
Since moving to New York in 2011, Or has performed, recorded, and toured with a wide array of artists all over the world. Notable collaborations include Ari Hoenig, Jean-Michel Pilc, Aaron Goldberg, Sam Yahel, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Leon Parker,Chris Potter, Yotam Silberstein, Eli Degibri, Cyrille Aimee, Banda Magda, and Camila Meza among others.
Or's debut recording as a leader, "OB1", is out this fall on Fresh Sound New Talent records.