Vuyani Wakaba is a South African bassist located in Chicago, Illinois. He is the founder of the Chicago jazz band Vuyani Wakaba & Friends and is the former bassist for Chicago blues legend and Delmark Records artist Eddie C. Campbell. Occasionally Vuyani plays with guitarist Phil Upchurch Jr., as well as doing some freelance work around Chicago. Among Vuyani’s musical achievements are performances at Roy Vogt’s Thunder Row Bass Bash At Summer Namm; Fox Television stage of The Taste of Chicago Festival; The Erie Jazz and Blues Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania; An invitation to be a staff member at Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp; and Appearances on WGN Television Morning Show. Vuyani Wakaba is a rock-solid supportive bassist in every performance situation and he prides himself on being reliable, trustworthy, and always prepared.