Born: August 21, 1982 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Andres Rotmistrovsky (also known as Andres Rot): Bassist, Producer, Composer and Arranger Performs bass guitar almost every night of the week in the New York music scene, displaying versatility in playing virtually all styles of music from traditional and contemporary Jazz to R&B, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Celtic, Afro Beat, Flamenco, and Middle Eastern to Latin folkloric music from Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina.
Performs with own group, The Andres Rotmistrovsky Trio or Quartet, that includes a set of Solo-Bass music (in addition to playing with others). Plays with such musicians as Paquito D' Rivera, Turkish Pop-Star Sertab Erener, Marta Gomez, and Maeve Gilchrist. Appears in a variety of venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Latin Grammys, and Boston Symphony Hall.
Has toured the U.S. and the world several times (e.g., Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia) with various jazz/world and Latin groups.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he started his musical career from a very young age upon discovering and completely falling in love with the bass guitar. No one could stop him from practicing; very soon after at the young age of 14 he began his career as a professional musician playing Jazz and Rock in different venues and festivals.
Moved to the U.S. to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was awarded several scholarships including International Award 2003, The Charles Mingus Award 2007, and the extremely prestigious Outstanding Performer Award 2007. Studied in college with Matt Garrison, Joe Lovano, Terry Lyne Carrington and Oscar Stagnaro, among others. Graduated with honors in 2007, majoring in Jazz Composition.
Also has worked with Leo Blanco, Alex Brown, Terri Lyne Carrington (Herbie Hancock's drummer), Dontae Winslow, Gabriel Guerrero, Franco Pinna, Juancho Herrera, Fernando Brandao, Thaddeus Hogarth, Jon Hazilla, Oscar Feldman, Antonio Arnedo, and Alain Mallet, and with such groups as Fernando Brandao Quintet, Peru Mestizo, La Timbistica and Bernardo Monk Mass Tango. In Argentina, he has played and/or recorded with Leon Gieco, Juan Pollo Raffo, Axel, Miguel Cantilo, Victor Heredia, Juan Carlos Baglietto, Roque Narvaja, and Juan Cruz de Urquiza. Endorses Sukop Bass Guitars (www.sukop.com)
Awards:Performer Award - Buenos Aires, Argentina 2000
International Performer Award - Buenos Aires, Argentina 2003
Charles Mingus Award - Berklee College of Music - 2007
Outstanding Performer Award - Berklee College of Music - 2007