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Andrey Gonçalves is an Illinois transplant Brazilian bassist. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he taught the bass studio for three years and directed several combos/big bands as a graduate teaching assistant. His dissertation focuses on whole-body engagement and preventative care in jazz double bass playing, blending music education with kinesiology, and healthy habits in music performance.

As a bassist, Mr. Gonçalves has performed with jazz names such as Frank Gambale, Chuchito Valdés, and Ron Bridgewater. He has toured Europe, the USA, and Argentina. As a studio musician, he has recorded bass tracks for more than thirty albums, produced five records, and composed three videogame soundtracks.

Andrey released his first record in November 2020. Nocturnal Geometries is an album that encompasses the music created over one year of composition lessons under the tutelage of Professor Jim Pugh. The composition techniques suggested by the teacher resulted in a modern approach to jazz, celebrating Andrey’s vocabulary diversity.

M.M. Jazz Studies and Jazz Double Bass, University of Louisville
M.M. Music Performance, Campbellsville University
Professional Degree in Music, Faculdade de Musica do Espirito Santo