Influencial bassists 


James Jamerson

Motown Session bassist, James Jamerson has been remembered as single-handedly revolutionizing bass playing, being one of the most influential bassists in modern music history. Jamerson shaped a new inventive style of bass playing, being the first to incorporate a fresh perspective and intuitiveness. Born January 29, 1936 in Charleston, North Carolina Jamerson had his own Jazz and Blues background, although he knew how to define harmony and how to drive it forward from a young age.  


Will lee

Will lee was born September of 1952 in San Antonio, Texas greatly influenced from a young age to pursue music by his mother and father. His father played piano, trumpet and upright bass professionally while his mother sang with many big bands! American bassist was best known for his work on The Late Show with David Letterman, although he recorded and toured with artists. Additionally, Lee cofounded The Fab Faux in 1998.


chris squire

Chris Squire was born in London in 1948. Squire was engaged in a highly musical childhood which led him to the Bass. In 1968 Squire met vocalist, Jon Anderson and worked with him to gather multiple other artists and eventually form the art rock band Yes. Their albums featured Squire’s innovative, complex bass nefs and tenor vocals.