Soso Gelovani
Bass Player / Arranger / Composer
Soso's Bio
Soso Gelovani is a bass player and a composer from Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2017 He graduated from Berklee College of Music where he had been mentored by George Garzone, Hal Crook, John Patitucci, Gary Willis, and Victor Bailey among others. At the college he received the Most Improved Bassist Award. Soso was surrounded by rich Georgian folk music since childhood. Singing these polyphonic songs, along with learning classical piano, had a big impact on his early musical development.
At the age of 15 he decided to become a professional bassist and soon after he was already gigging with local bands as a bass player. Soso Gelovani is a versatile musician and has performed or recorded with such artists as 14 GRAMMY Award winner Paquito D’Rivera, Omar Hakim, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Hugo Fattoruso, Beka Gochiashvili, Domi Degalle, The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra and SALIO. He has played throughout his native Georgia and has also performed in London, Vienna, Boston and New York. In 2020 Gelovani received a Master's degree from Longy School of Music.