Bio

Bassist Andy Eulau is a musical product of the vast diversity that defines his native New York metropolitan area. As a 2019 transplant to the Atlanta Georgia area, he hopes to increase his musical palette and share his skill set with others in his new home.

A veteran of the New York music scene, his “drive and rich sound” (Downbeat Magazine)  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.

Andy 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 and Bobby Sanabria.

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 holds a Master of Music degree from world-renowned North Texas University, winning awards in both the Jazz and Classical performance areas. His education includes formal private study with Lyn Christie, Eleanor Hancock, Jack Messing, Ed Rainbow, and Irwin Stahl. He’s also studied informally with Milt Hinton, Ray Brown, Rufus Reid, and Harvie S.

Recordings

Andy Eulau’s performance abilities are documented on more than thirty CD releases. These include one with Grammy Award winner Bill Charlap, three 4-CD sets with NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton, four CDs for Grammy nominated arranger and vocalist Pete McGuinness, two CDs with Latin-jazz composer and flutist Andrea Brachfeld, and one with trombone icon Roswell Rudd in collaboration with the great Puerto Rican cuatro player Yomo Toro.

Performance Experience

While residing in the New York City area Andy gained extensive experience playing Classical, Jazz, Latin-Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Blues and R&B with New York musical luminaries such as Ray Barretto, Ray Vega, Bobby Sanabria, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, The BMI Jazz Orchestra, Diane Moser’s Composer’s Big Band, Junior Mack Band, Clarence Spady Band and too many others to list here. He’s performed at concert and club venues in NYC and on four continents. He also worked in Broadway and Off-Broadway Musical Theater for twelve years.

Honors

Andy is proud to have been selected by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the United States Department of State as part of “Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope: The String Project” to represent the United States of America in North Africa, the Middle East and India as a Jazz Ambassador. He was also honored to play for the very first annual “International Jazz Day” celebration with Bobby Sanabria’s Quarteto Aché, featuring NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero and Shiela E at the United Nations in NYC.

Education

Master of Music
North Texas University College of Music, Denton, TX
While attending NTU he was in the One O’ Clock Lab Band, Assistant Principal Bass of the Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, and earned an Orchestral Scholarship and Graduate Teaching Fellowship.
Bachelor of Science, cum laude
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Professional Artist Diploma
Westchester Conservatory of Music, White Plains, NY

Private Study

  • Lyndon Christie, Yonkers, NY
  • Eleanor Hancock, New York, NY
  • Arnold Schnitzer, Rye, NY
  • Irwin Stahl, Riverdale, NY
  • Ed Rainbow, Denton, TX
  • Jack Messing, Yonkers, NY
  • James Carnevale, White Plains, NY
  • Kalman Opperman, West Hartford, CT

Teaching Experience

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Adjunct Professor
Classical and Jazz Double Bass, Jazz Combo, Jazz Improvisation and Graduate Performance Seminar.
Private applied and classroom course development and instruction.
Lab Band Director. Interim Coordinator of Jazz Studies, 2001.
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Instructor of Double Bass and Bass Guitar applied lessons.
Kean University, Union, NJ
Adjunct Professor
Jazz Ensemble Director: Concert preparation, programing and production.
Classroom Instructor: Develop and teach a course in jazz history, styles and improvisational concepts presented to Music Education Students.
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Instructor of Double bass and Bass Guitar applied lessons.
New York University, New York, NY
Resident Jazz Artist for Jazz Appreciation Classes taught by Nina d’Allessandro.
Demonstration lectures on the history and development of the Double Bass in Jazz.
Double Bass accompanist for Jazz Appreciation Class guest artists.
Elizabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival – Amelia Gold, Music Director, Englewood, NJ
Applied music instruction, ensemble coaching and general supervision of young musicians ages 4-13.
JCC Thurnauer School of Music, Tenafly, NJ
Private Double Bass instruction to young musicians.
The Rudolf Steiner School, New York, NY
Double Bass Instructor: Grade 4-8 applied lessons.
Assistant Orchestral Conductor: Organization, Supervision, and Instruction of Grade 4-8.
North Texas State University, Denton Texas
Teaching Fellowship
Provided classical Double Bass instruction to undergraduate students.
Private Studio
Classical and Jazz Double Bass, Bass Guitar and Jazz Improvisation private and group instruction.