Manitoba Live Music Event

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival | Free Jazz Jam

Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 at 11pm
Friday, Jun 21, 2024 at 11pm
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 at 11pm
Ilya Osachuk
Royal Albert Arms
48 Albert Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival (Jazz Winnipeg Inc.)


Ilya Osachuk is one of the top new bassists in the North American jazz scene. He seeks to push the boundaries of jazz while simultaneously upholding its tradition and vernacular as a bassist, composer and arranger.

Born in Winnipeg Canada, Osachuk quickly established himself as a fixture in Winnipeg’s jazz scene. While living in Winnipeg he regularly worked with the city’s top musicians, including Juno Award nominees Erin Propp, Larry Roy, Will Bonness, and Ron Paley. Since relocating to New York City in late 2021, Osachuk has become a fixture of the jazz scene there. He has performed with the likes of Philip Harper, Stacy Dillard, and Bryan Eng at some of the top jazz venues in North America including Birdland, Smalls Jazz Club, Blues Alley, Yoshi’s and The Jazz Bistro.

Osachuk’s sound and approach as both bassist and composer has been recognized by his peers, mentors, and greater jazz community alike. Since 2022 he has premiered an original composition at The Kennedy Center through the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, was the only player- composer selected for The Hnatyshyn Foundation’s Ukraine-Heritage – Spirit and Future award, and was named a fellow for the Ravinia Steans Music Institute Program for Jazz.

Osachuk graduated from The Juilliard School with a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Studies in 2023. He studied double bass under Ben Wolfe and Gerald Cannon, and composition and arranging under Andy Farber. Before attending Juilliard, Osachuk graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance. In his tenure there he studied with professors Karl Kohut, Jon Gordon, and Meredith Johnson (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra).

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