Emmett Fortosky is an active professional bassist and educator from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Emmett has received both a Bachelor of Music Honours (B.Mus.Ed.) and a Jazz Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan. Always looking for ways to improve, Emmett also spent a year in Toronto furthering his jazz studies at Humber College. There he had the opportunity to take private lessons with Neil Swainson and Mike Downes. In the Jazz idiom, Emmett has performed with artists such as: Jim Brenan, Dean McNeill, Caity Gyorgy and the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra amongst others. In other genres, Emmett has played with The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Vincent Bélanger, The Amati String Quartet, The Prairie Virtuosi and has performed as a singer, actor and musician for Persephone Theatre. Groups Emmett performs regularly with include: Sons of Django, the Rory Lynch Quartet, Ellen Froese & The Hot Toddies, Minivandal and his own project; The Emmett Fortosky Group. Emmett has also recently spent a lot of time on the road, embarking on four tours with various groups in 2019 including an extensive cross-Canada tour which was highlighted by a performance at the prestigious National Arts Centre of Canada. Continuously adapting to whatever the situation calls for, Emmett has spent much of the pandemic recording and collaborating with colleagues from across Canada.