André Carvalho

— 'Lost in Translation' launch

Galeria Zé dos Bois

© José Sarmento Matos

The incessant search for new sounds has led André Carvalho to discover and explore various musical genres from improvised music, experimental music, and contemporary so-called erudite music. A relentless search for a universality in language that now finds form in his new album Lost in Translation.
The trio composed of André Carvalho on bass, José Soares on saxophone and André Matos on guitar, recorded their debut album in December, with the support of Antena2, Fundação GDA, Companhia de Actores and Teatro Municipal Amélia Rey Colaço. With a distinct instrumentation, the group explores Carvalho’s compositions with an open approach, using textures, sounds and dynamics as a vehicle to aurally express each of the chosen untranslatable words. Lost in Translation is released on October 15, 2021 by the American label Outside in Music, and can be heard for the first time live at ZDB’s Aquário.

André Carvalho

Born in Lisbon, André Carvalho is a bassist and composer living in New York since 2014.
With edited albums, ‘Hajime’ (Carlos Paredes Prize 2012) and ‘Memória de Amiba’ (GDA support), he won awards such as the Bucharest International Jazz Competition (Best Group; supported by Min. da Cultura and the Portuguese Embassy in Bucharest) and the GDA support to tour with his group in 2016. He has performed in the EU, USA and Egypt, namely Cairo Jazz Festival (supported by Inst. Camões), Fest. de Jazz de Viseu, Jazz Festival Ljubliana, Serralves, Bundes Jazz Festival, Festa do Jazz, Casa da Música, Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Auditorio Nacional de Musica Madrid, Palais des Beauxs-arts Brussels, etc.
André has played with Chris Cheek, Will Vinson, Tommy Crane, Mário Laginha, Maria João, Gustavo Dudamel, Heinrich Schiff, Orq. Ibero-Americana, Anton Webern Orc., Carlos do Carmo, Cristina Branco, among others.
He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (Masters in Jazz Performance), as a Fulbright scholar, and a graduate of the Universität für Musik und darstellend Kunst, Vienna (with J. Niederhammer). He is currently on the faculty of Mark Murphy’s Music in New Jersey, where he teaches double bass and piano.

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