Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy ® award winner EDDIE GOMEZ has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades.  His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman.  Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music.   


Joining the Bill Evans Trio was a turning point in Eddie’s career.  He had arrived in a big way and the
jazz community took notice.  For 11 years, Eddie played an integral role in the Bill Evans Trio’s sound and evolution.  This period of vast artistic growth with Bill Evans included performances throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, as well as dozens of recordings – two of which won Grammy Awards.  During this time, Eddie also realized another dream performing on many occasions with the great Miles Davis, in the Davis quintet that also featured Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams.

In 1977, Eddie left the Evans Trio to explore new musical territory.  For the next decade, he performed in many diverse musical contexts, working with Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Nancy Wilson, Tanya Maria, the All Star groups “Steps Ahead” and “New Directions” and many others, as well as on Grammy-winning recordings with Chick Corea. 
In the classical music world, Eddie has been a guest artist with The Kronos Quartet, Tashi Ensemble, Japanese marimbist Mika Yoshida and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.  His recordings with Stoltzman have included “Begin Sweet World” and most recently “The Goldberg Variations” and other pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach.  At Carnegie Recital Hall, Eddie premiered a musical piece written specifically for him by William Thomas McKinley.
In popular music, Eddie has performed and recorded with artists such as Bobby Darin, Tim Hardin, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Mark Knoffler, Michael Franks, Judy Collins and Jennifer Holliday.  He has also been
a member of “The Gadd Gang,” Steve Gadd’s All Star R&B/jazz band.
Today, Eddie tours and records with his own group which he formed in 1992 with pianist Stefan Karlsson and legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb.  The group’s recordings include “Live in Japan,” “Dedication” and “Uptown Music.”  He composes for his own projects as well as for film and television most notably for the prize-winning William Steig animation, “The Amazing Bone.”
Eddie’s recordings as a leader include “Next Future,” “Outlaws,” “Live in Moscow,” “Street Smart,”
“Power Play,” “Discovery,” “Gomez,” “Down Stretch,” “What’s New at F, “Palermo” and “Trio.”  The recordings feature guest artists including Michael Brecker, Richard Tee, Randy Brecker, Al Foster,
Steve Gadd, Chick Corea, Jeremy Steig, Jack McDuff and John Abercrombie.  His recordings co-led
with pianist Mark Kramer include “Entropy,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Art of the Heart.”  In 2006, his DVD
“An Evening with Eddie Gomez” was released – with Eddie and Mark Kramer performing and lecturing
on the intricacies and dynamics of improvisation.
A sought-after educator, Eddie is Artistic Director at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where he has been professor and artist-in-residence since 2005.  He’s a resident artist at the Berklee College of Music,
and also has been artist-in-residence and associate professor of jazz double bass at the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music. He’s taught, and conducted master classes at many universities across the
country including Stanford, North Texas State, Georgia State and Jacksonville.  In Europe, he has been
artist in residence at the Conservatory of Music in Siena, Italy, the Conservatorio Liceu in Barcelona,
Spain, the Conservatoire de la Musique et la Danse in Paris, France, and the Royal Academy of Music
in London, England.
Eddie enjoys an active career as a performer, recording artist, composer, educator and featured guest artist on many high profile projects all over the world.
NEWS: Honorary Doctor of Music Degree
Grammy Award-winner Eddie Gómez was awarded at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.
NEWS: 2013 December 10-14 Eddie Gomez at Birdland in NYC!

NEWS: 2012 Latin Grammy winners
Best instrumental album: "Further Explorations," Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian. 



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Jazz Bassist Eddie Gomez Awarded First Honorary Doctorate 
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