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   Gonçalo Almeida (1978, Lisbon) is a Portuguese composer and double bass player based in the Netherlands. His range of interests encompasses solo performance on double bass and electric bass, free jazz, jazz core, contemporary classical music and sound art. He has been making a mark as one of Netherlands’s most interesting new generation bass players and his projects involve the forerunners of the Dutch and Portuguese jazz scenes.

   Gonçalo Almeida is active on a variety of projects that go from modern jazz, freejazz, jazzcore to free improvisation music, having shared the stage with improvisers such has Ab Baars, Balasz Pandi,  Susana Santos Silva, Luis Vicente, Chris Speed, Carlos Zíngaro, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nina Hitz, Jasper Stadhouders, Jorrit Dijkstra,, Martin van Duynhoven, Rodrigo Amado, Tobias Klein, Ig Henneman, Wilbert de Joode, among others. 


​   He is founder, composer, bass player of The Attic, Albatre, Hydra Ensemble and member of Ritual Habitual, Cement Shoes, Ikizukuri, Spinifex, Tetterapadequ, The Selva, Roji, Almeida/Duynhoven/Klein trio.

  Also has worked in collaboration with multi media such as video artists, modern dancers, poets and theater makers, worth to mention Arnold Dreyblatt, Pierre Bastien, Julyen Hamilton, Rita Vilhena, etc.

Photo by Ricardo Jorge

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