Andre Goncalves

I was born in Bauru in the state of São Paulo Brazil. I grew up in a non- musical family but with musicality in the air. No one in my family played any musical instruments but it was different with me.

I started developing the taste for music when I was only 2 years old singing (in tune) tunes from Nikka Costa’s Album in English (although the official language of Brazil is Portuguese).

After that, I was introduced to musical instruments at a local church where other young musicians were developing their skills for the services. My first instrument was the drum set and after that I started learning the guitar but for a lack of bass players at our church I was told to learn it. I ended up learning by listening to other instruments interacting with the bass. My start up point with bass was also when I started playing Jazz.