College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Bijoux Barbosa

Jazz Bass Instructor

Mailing Address:
301 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0301
Boulder, CO 80309

Eduardo “Bijoux” Barbosa was born in Sao Paulo-Brazil where he studied music theory and electric bass with Prof. Nadir Dos Santos. In Brazil he played with pop bands and Jazz Fusion oriented bands. He then moved to Caracas- Venezuela in 1991 where he worked with many well known artists. Besides studying Latin music, Bijoux also started his doublebass studies in Venezuela. He then moved to Denver-Colorado-USA in 1997 where besides staying busy with live performances, he is also one of the top studio musicians that can be heard on over 300 recordings. He has performed with Herbie Mann, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Bryan Lynch, Russell Ferrante, Chuck Loab, Gerald Albright and Lee Ritenour, to name a few. Currently you can find him playing with the Nelson Rangell Quartet, gogoLab, the Littleton Symphony Orchestra, the worship band for City Presbyterian Church and just about any local jazz musician and also many others passing through Denver.