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Welcome to Jazz Bass at CU Boulder!

Eduardo "Bijoux" Barbosa is the Jazz Bass Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He works with his students on sound production and projection, time feel, intonation, technique, scales, posture, jazz repertoire, improvisation, soloing concepts, styles, and also other important topics such as history of the instrument and Jazz history. These lessons are designed to give you the tools, knowledge and vision to ensure you have the skills necessary to become a successful musician.

Jazz bass students receive double bass lessons in the classical area as well as in the award-winning CU Jazz Studies Program, recognized 15 times in the past decade by DownBeat Magazine for excellence in improvisation, arranging, composition, and ensemble performance. 

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Eduardo “Bijoux” Barbosa provides CU Jazz Studies double bassists with excellent training in jazz and latin styles. Bijoux’s career as a bass guitarist and double bassist began in his native Brazil, and continued for six years in Caracas, Venezuela, where he worked with many well-known artists.  Since arriving in Denver in 1997, Bijoux has established himself as one of the most sought after bassists in the Colorado region. He is one of the top studio musicians in Colorado, and can be heard on over 300 recordings in Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, Country, Blues, Brazilian, Rock, Fusion, and Big Band.  Bijoux has performed with a wide array of stars including Herbie Mann, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Bryan Lynch, Russell Ferrante, Chuck Loab, Gerald Albright and Lee Ritenour. Read Bijoux's full bio here.