Eduardo "Bijoux" Barbosa playing the electric bass

Bijoux Barbosa

Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Bass

What I do

Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Electric Bass


Jazz, Jazz Electric Bass

Professional Biography

Eduardo "Bijoux" Barbosa is a bassist/composer/arranger and was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he studied music with Prof. Nadir Dos Santos. Barbosa also studied double bass with Carlos Verenzuela.

In 1997, Barbosa moved to Denver. Since arriving in Denver, he has been very busy performing both on double bass and electric bass. Barbosa is one of the top studio musicians in Colorado. He's been on over 500 recording sessions including many award winning recordings.

Barbosa has performed with a wide array of stars: Herbie Mann, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Nelson Rangell, Stanley Jordan, Bryan Lynch, Russell Ferrante, Chuck Loab, Gerald Albright and Lee Ritenour, Ron Blake, Paul McAndles, Jaleel Shaw, and Donald Harrison to name a few.

Currently, Barbosa performs with the Nelson Rangell Quartet, gogoLab, the Littleton Symphony Orchestra. He performs with just about every local jazz musician, as well as with many of the touring jazz soloists who make a stop to perform in Denver.

As a composer his music has been featured on TV shows such as; "HBO Real Sex" (HBO), "Amazing Wedding Cakes" (Women's Entertainment), "Total Wrecklamation" (Green Channel), "Underdog to Wonderdog" (Animal Planet), "Beltway Unbuckled" (History channel), "Biography" Billy Crystal (A&E), "Emeril Green" and "Forbes Luxe" (Travel Channel), "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (A&E), "History Detectives" (PBS), "Man Vs Food" (Travel Channel), and "Model Latina" (SI TV).