My Fulbright Experience: André Carvalho
André Carvalho e Zé Cruz na Award Ceremony 2022, Fulbright Portugal
«Having had the opportunity to study and live in New York as a Fulbrighter was definitely life changing. All Jazz musicians dream to go and eventually live in New York, and I can say that Fulbright opened this possibility for me. I not only had the chance to study at the Manhattan School of Music with some of the top musicians of this genre, but also experience being in Jazz Mecca, the place where everything happens, where you meet unbelievable artists from all over the world. This experience was so incredible that I ended living several years after finishing my studies, composed and recorded albums of my own and others and, most importantly, had two kids born in New York. My heart is still divided between my home country and the city that never sleeps and I know that I will always have a place in my heart for these two places.».
Thank you, André!