John Andrew Wilhite is a composer and double bassist currently living in Oslo, Norway. After his studies, John Andrew returned to New York where he worked with notable musicians such as Michael Evans, Zachary Pruitt, Brandon Lopez, Derek Baron, and Elliott Sharp. In Europe, he works with Brad Henkel, Jasper Stadhouders, Fredrik Rasten, Nana Pi Aabo Larsen, and others.
His compositions and arrangements have been performed at series and festivals such as Interpenetration (AU), Sacred Realism (DE), METEOR (NO), and the Ultima Festival (NO).
John Andrew also performs classical music. Having performed across Europe and in America at venues such as Lincoln Center and the Peabody Institute, John Andrew specializes in contemporary works for double bass, notably those of Stefano Scodanibbio. John Andrew has studied classical double bass with notable teachers including Orin O'Brien, Ira Gold, Francesco Petracchi and Don Palma. He is completing a Masters degree in Double Bass performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Håkon Thelin and Dan Styffe.
John Andrew studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (New York) as a pupil of Reggie Workman. He has a degree in Music Composition from Reed College (Portland, Oregon), where he studied with David Schiff.
John Andrew also studied Russian art and philosophy. He worked for philosopher Boris Groys at NYU and was research assistant to Evgenii Berstein at Reed College.
John Andrew is a curator at the space Ila Fysikalske in Oslo.