I was born May, 9th 1964 in a village near Trier, the oldest town of Germany. My first instrument was the Bb Tuba. From 1989 til 1993 I studied electric bass at the Jazz-Departement of the „Royal Conservatoire de Bruxelles“/Belgium with Michel Hatzigeorgiou. Afterwards I studied with many of the best bass players in Europe, including Decebal Badila (Rumania), Benoit Vanderstraaten (Belgium), Romain Heck (Conservatoire Luxembourg) and Stefan Rademacher (Germany).
My greatest inspiration and motivation: Jaco Pastorius.
I am playing 4 and 5 string basses, fretted and fretless basses. I’ve had an endorsement for the famous German bass company „Human Base“ since 2008. I also play jazz upright bass.
My greatest musical influences are: Johann Sebastian Bach, James Jamerson, Richard Bona, Michel Alibo, Etienne M ́Bappe, Guy N ́Sangue, Meshell Ndegeocello, Victor Wooten, Larry Graham, Bob Moses, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Maceo Parker (& his Rhythm Sections), Joe Zawinul, Jimmy Hendrix, Stan Getz, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Paul Chambers, Janis Joplin, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell.
I am a working live and studio bass player in Germany because of my instrumental versatility. I’ve been working as a professional live and studio musician since 1989. During these times, I’ve had numerous international live gigs, tours and studio sessions with such artists as The Weather Girls, Thomas Anders (Modern Talking), Johnny Logan, Jennifer Rush, Valerie Scott, Tino Gonzalez and others.
I am also an educator for electric bass and harmonie for more than 30 years in different public music schools and private. I was featured in an article in the German bass magazine „Bass Professor“ in 2015.
With my fiancee’ Valerie Scott, the great American singer/keyboarder, I have a Project entitled „Virtual Soul“.
Publications in the Press
'' ... The BASS PROFESSOR 3/2015 reported in detail about bass education in Luxembourg. A prime example of sound and successful teaching in our neighboring country is Andreas Düro, who studied at the "Conservatoire de Musique Luxembourg" under Rom Heck ...''