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Reader Spotlight: Cate Yoder
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Cate Yoder

Meet Cate Yoder, a bassist who is in her sophomore year in high school, but has an impressive story that has grown despite the past year’s challenges.

In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão
In Memoriam

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.

In Memoriam: Morris “B.B.” Dickerson
In Memoriam

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.

Reader Spotlight: Kevin Mackall
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Kevin Mackall

Meet Kevin Mackall, bassist from Harlem who instantly decided to play bass after hearing Rush’s “Working Man” on the radio many years ago. Here’s his story...

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Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe

Meet Liza Carbe, who started on classical guitar before discovering – and falling in love with – the bass. Liza has had an incredible journey so far. Here’s her story...

In Memoriam: Paul Jackson
In Memoriam

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.

Reader Spotlight: Daniel Halaby
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Daniel Halaby

Meet Daniel Halaby, a bassist from Highland Park, CA, who like many, found massive inspiration after seeing Victor Wooten perform live. Here’s his story…

In Memoriam: Alan Cartwright
In Memoriam

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.

Reader Spotlight: Joanna Smith
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Joanna Smith

Meet Joanna Smith, a bassist who plays both electric and double bass, and has now for two decades. Here’s her story...

In Memoriam: Douglas Grigsby
In Memoriam

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

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

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.