Born in Sleepy Hollow, bassist Andy Eulau is a musical product of the vast diversity that defines the New York metropolitan area.
An active bass player on the New York music scene, his “drive and rich sound” (Downbeat Magazine) has led to associations with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the BMI Jazz Orchestra, Gene Bertoncini, S.Y.O.T.O.S., and the Gary Morgan Pan-American Big Band, as well as several theater and symphony orchestras.
He has performed in concert halls and jazz clubs in the USA, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East with a long list of artists, most notably Ray Barretto, Anthony Braxton, Freddie Bryant, Bobby Sanabria, and many others.
Recording credits include dates with the Bill Charlap Trio, Cliff Korman and the Brazilian Tinge, and the Anthony Braxton Quartet.
Publications such as Downbeat, All About Jazz, The Sunday Herald, and Guardian Unlimited have given him favorable mention. He’s been honored as a Jazz Ambassador by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the U.S. Department of State.
Andy’s education includes formal studies with Lyn Christie, Eleanor Hancock, Jack Messing, Ed Rainbow, and Irwin Stahl. He also studied informally with Milt Hinton, Ray Brown, Rufus Reid, and Harvie S. During his college career, Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree cum Laude from Mercy College and a Master of Music degree from world-renowned North Texas University, winning awards in both the Jazz and Classical performance areas.
Mr. Eulau is an adjunct professor of bass performance, jazz improvisation, and performance practice at New Jersey City University, and maintains his own teaching studio.