Biography

Originally from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. Double-bass player who focuses his work on Improvised Music. Participates in various works from his solo project, “Door of No Return”; a duet with guitarist Manolo Rodríguez, “Costa- Rodríguez”; to his participation in various bands where the interaction between improvisation and composition predeominates, highlighting his most recent project, “Chaira”.

Costa's musical career is marked by his participation is numerous projects, both with electric bass and the double-bass, from all styles of music ranging from jazz, pop, funk, mpb, and other styles which make him a versatile musician. The varieties in style have his own sound and personality enriched by these diverse influences.

Although Costa has participated in numerous recordings with musicians from very diverse styles, Triptych, Emilio Rosaleny, Wood Choro, Ziriab or " Freak" Manolo Rodríguez, among others, his most important recording projects are “Espacios” with his band Jet-Set, where he acts as a composer, producer, and bass player; “Energy”, a trio formed by Carlos Costa, José Miguel Méndez- drums and Manolo Rodríguez- guitar; “Both Sides of the Coin”, a project led alongside the guitarist Manolo Rodríguez; “1+1=1”, by the duo Costa-Rodríguez.

In recent years, after studying at SIM (School for Improvovisational Music), Costa has performed concerts with Manolo Rodriguez, Tim Berne, Tomas Fujiwara, Ingar Zach, Wade Matthews, Javier Pedreira, Kike Perdomo, Abdul Moimeme, among others.

Costa is the co-director of the Loft Music Festival (festival of free improvisation) alongside the guitarist Manolo Rodríguez.

At an educational level, Costa teaches at the Guillermo González School of Music and has participated in the Spanish translation of double-bass player Mark Dresser's method.

Always interested in training with other double-bass players like Ladislav Stukowski, Alain Bourgignon, Mark Dresser, Mark Helias and Ben Street, as well as other musicians like Ralph Alessi, Tomas Fujiwara, Miles Okazaki, Steve Coleman, Gerald Cleaver, Marc Ducret, Andy Milne, Sergio Brandao, Matthew Garrison, Jeff Andrews, among others.