John Andrew Wilhite is a composer and double bassist currently living in Oslo, Norway.
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 works with musicians and artists in both Europe and the Americas. In New York he collaborates with musicians such as Derek Baron, and Elliott Sharp, while in Europe he works with Inga Aas, Brad Henkel, Andreas Røysum, Nana Pi Aabo Larsen, and others. He is also active creating music and sound for theater and dance performances. Notably collaborating with playwright Finn Iunker.
John Andrew also performs western 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. He has studied classical double bass with notable teachers including Orin O'Brien, Ira Gold, Francesco Petracchi and Don Palma. He is completing his Masters degree in Double Bass performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Håkon Thelin and Dan Styffe.
John Andrew has a degree in Music Composition from Reed College (Portland, Oregon), where he studied with David Schiff.
He studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (New York) as a pupil of Reggie Workman.
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.
John Andrew with Elliott Sharp