My name is Mihai Moldoveanu. I’m a 32 year old, self-taught electric bass player living in Timișoara, Romania. I started playing bass around 2003 and since 2008 I have been regularly playing and touring with several Romanian bands and artists, having up to 70 gigs / year. In 2017 the Jazz Banat Cultural Foundation gave me the “Bass player of the Year” award.
I got to play with JazzyBIT, Alexandrina and Urma at most of Romania’s venues and festivals, while with JazzyBIT, dordeduh and Sunset in the 12th House I played many gigs around Europe, but also in Asia. In 2012 I founded the event of improvised music Paperjam. In 2014 I played with dordeduh at the prestigious metal festivals Hellfest (France) and Wacken (Germany), which has been an amazing experience for me. In October we played with JazzyBIT in Seoul (South Korea), at Asia’s biggest jazz festival, Jarasum Jazz.
Since 2016 I also play bass for singer and songwriter Amalia Gaiță. Her debut album “Melting Sun” was released at the end of 2017.
Even though my musical roots are rock, I enjoy playing a variety of musical styles – from loud rock and metal to mellow jazz or electronic music. If you want to work with me, I will be on time and come prepared, playing every single note with the same enthusiasm.
My favorite bass players are Michael League, Tim Lefebvre, Pino Palladino, Paul Turner and Stuart Zender. I’m inspired by musicians like Dave Grohl, Steven Wilson, Mark Guiliana, Tosin Abasi or Mikael Åkerfeldt.