Jazz bass virtuoso, composer, and bandleader Charnett Moffett died suddenly on Monday, April 11th of a heart attack. He was 54 years old. The news was confirmed by his publicist, Lydia Liebman.
We’re sad to share reports that ace session bassist Scott Edwards has passed away. Edwards was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1966. His musical studies began on trombone when he was six years old.
Budgie bassist and vocalist Burke Shelley has passed away. His daughter Ela wrote on social media that he died in his sleep at Heath Hospital in Cardiff.
Big Daddy Weave bassist Jay Weaver has passed away from COVID-19. He was 42 years old. His brother and bandmate Mike Weaver shared the sad news in an Instagram video.
As one year ends and we look forward to another, it’s important to stop and remember the incredible talents we lost. Join us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2021.
Another master of the bass has left us. Leonard Hubbard, aka Hub, has died from a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. He was 62 years old. The Roots made the announcement on their social media.
It’s another tough day in the music world as we mourn the loss of bassist Phil Chen, who has passed away at the age of 75.
Another icon of the bass has left us. Reggae legend Robbie Shakespeare has passed away at the age of 68.
Double bassist and composer Teppo Hauta-aho has died. He was 80 years old. Hauta-aho wrote over 300 works for bass, making him one of the most prolific composers for the instrument of our times.
Emmett Chapman, known for his musical invention the Chapman Stick, has died from cancer. He was 85 years old. The news was announced on the Stick Enterprises website.
It’s another sad day in the bass community as we mourn the loss of Bill Conklin of Conklin Guitars. The renowned luthier was an innovator and pioneer in the world of extended range instruments.
Tommy DeBarge of the classic R&B band Switch has passed away after battling kidney and liver disease. He was 64 years old.