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In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão

In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão

We’re sad to share that Brazilian bass great Sérgio Brandão has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 65 years old.

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In Memoriam: Morris “B.B.” Dickerson

In Memoriam: Morris “B.B.” Dickerson

Another giant of the bass has left us. Morris “B.B.” Dickerson, who co-founded the band War, passed away after a long illness. He was 71 years old.

In Memoriam: Paul Jackson

In Memoriam: Paul Jackson

Today, we’re very sad to report the loss of another bass legend. Paul Jackson, who changed the face of jazz and funk bass, has passed away at his home in Japan.

In Memoriam: Alan Cartwright

In Memoriam: Alan Cartwright

Former Procol Harum bassist Alan Cartwright has passed away. Although a cause of death was not given, he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. He was 75 years old.

In Memoriam: Douglas Grigsby

In Memoriam: Douglas Grigsby

Bassist and music director Douglas Grigsby has passed away from complications following a stroke he had in September. He was 57 years old.

In Memoriam: Jim Stinnett

In Memoriam: Jim Stinnett

It’s a sad day in the bass community. World-renowned bassist and educator Jim Stinnett has passed away after suffering a heart attack. The news was confirmed by his family via Facebook.

In Memoriam: Tim Bogert

In Memoriam: Tim Bogert

Tim Bogert, whose playing in Vanilla Fudge influenced a generation of bassists, has died at the age of 76. An official statement has not been released, but Bogert was reportedly battling cancer.

In Memoriam: Eugene Wright

In Memoriam: Eugene Wright

Another giant of the bass has left us. Eugene Wright, whose playing anchored the great Dave Brubeck Quartet, passed away on December 30, 2020. He was 97 years old.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020

As 2020 finally draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the members of the bass community we lost this year. From rock pioneers to funk icons to visionary luthiers, their work helped to define the shape of music.

In Memoriam: Jason Slater

In Memoriam: Jason Slater

Jason Slater, who helped form Third Eye Blind, has passed away from liver failure. He was 49 years old. His daughter Alyssa confirmed the news.

In Memoriam: Sean Malone

In Memoriam: Sean Malone

Cynic bassist Sean Malone has passed away at the age of 50. A cause of death has not been revealed. The news was broken by Cynic vocalist Paul Masvidal on his Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson

British jazz bassist Ron Mathewson has passed away after contracting COVID-19. He 76 years old. The news was shared on social media and on LondonJazzNews.com, where Dave Holland paid tribute to him.