Bio

Havana native Jose Armando Gola has played bass since the age of thirteen. He attended the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Cuba. He plays both upright and electric bass in various settings and has toured internationally, having played at most of the important  jazz festivals of the world. Only in his mid-20s, he has worked with Gonzalo Rubalcaba for the past seven years.

Gola has appeared on two GRAMMY® Award Winning albums :  “RUMBA PALACE” (Arturo Sandoval), and “El Tren De Los Momentos” (Alejandro Sanz). Gola has also appeared on three GRAMMY® nominated  albums : “PASEO” (Gonzalo Rubalcaba) , “CODES” (Ignacio Berroa)  and  “TE ACUERDAS” (FRANCISCO CESPEDES).

He has recorded with artist’s like Alejandro Sanz, Jenifer Lopez, Thalia, Francisco Cespedes, Luis Enrique and many others. His first album as leader is entitled “Gola Live Things”, which features great musicians the likes of  Tony Perez, Felipe Lamoglia, Mike Rodriguez, Rafael Solano, Ludwig Afonso, Philbert Armenteros,William Paredes . Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Ignacio Berroa appear as a special guests.

Jose Armando Gola has toured with Eldar Djangirov in support of Djangirov’s album, “VIRTUE” and is currently touring the world as Bassist for the supergroup Volcan.