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 2010 Bareket has performed, recorded, and toured with a wide array of artists all over the world. Notable names include Ari Hoenig, Leon Parker, Aaron Goldberg, Sam Yahel, Rodney Green, Yotam Silberstein, Fred Nardin, Camila Meza, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dida Pelled, Dan Tepfer, Ziv Ravitz, Nitai Hershkovits, Shai Maestro and Cyrille Aimee. He has also worked with Gilad Hekselman, Peter Bernstein, Hamilton De Holanda, Banda Magda, Eli Degibri, Oded Tzur, Chris Potter, Mike Moreno, Billy Hart,Charles Altura, Victor Lewis, Don Friedman, and Elliot Zigmund among many others.
Or's debut recording as a leader, "OB1", was released on Fresh Sound New Talent records in Fall 2017.
Or is an alum of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, a multiple-time recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship for outstanding performers as well as the Eubie Blake Fellowship. He has participated in Betty Carter’s “Jazz Ahead” at the Kennedy center, The Steans Institute Ravinia Workshop, and the Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music.