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Victor Wooten is a Grammy Award winning bass player, producer and composer who performs in the jazz funk, simple jazz and funk genre. He won the category of Bass Player of the Year three consecutive times from Bass Player magazine, marking the first time an artist won the award more than once. Apart from having a solo career as well as collaborative projects with other prominent artists, he has been the bassist of the instrumental bluegrass band Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones ever since its inception in 1988.
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In 2008, he joined bassists Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke to record a studio album, and the three released an album titled Thunder under the name of SMV, in August 2008. They then started out on promotional tour in the same month. Wooten has also had the honor of being a judge for the yearly Independent Music Awards, which is an event held to support the careers of independent artists. His fans who have attended his live show have been more than taken aback to watch the bassist play form a series of instruments including fiddle, cello, banjo, upright bass and electric bass, all too singlehandedly, and are left waiting to get hold of Victor Wooten tickets for the next performance.
Victor Wooten comes form a family of musicians and was initially better known as the youngest of the famous five Wooten Brothers, Rudy, Joseph, Roy and Regi, all of whom are professional musicians. Victor was taught by Regi when he was only two years old, so that by the time he turned six he could already play before crowds alongside his brothers in a family band called The Wooten Brothers. While with them he also got to tour with Curtis Mayfield, among other artists. When his family relocated on the east side, the brothers continued to make good use of their talent. His brothers started a residency at the Busch Gardens, and when Victor was asked if he could learn to play the fiddle with them, he complied right away, adding a new instrument to their repertoire. Some of his best known solo pieces include A Show of Hands, Yin-Yang, What Did He Say, Soul Circus, Live in America and Palmystery, while his work with the Bela Flecka band includes Live Art, Left to Cool, Little Worlds, The Hidden Land, Outbound, UFo Tofu, Rocket Science, Jingle All the Way and Ten From Little Woods.
Today, Victor Wooten is most frequently seen performing on the Fodera basses and has one of their signature models. His most well-known Fodera is a 1983 Monarch Deluxe that he called his number one, and which has the bridge of Kahler Tremolo System model. The Yin Yang basses by Fedora have been co-designed as well as created by Wooten and famously features the Yin Yang symbol that the artist uses amply in media. The symbol serves to provide a focal point to the top’s construction and design, and is made from only two pieces of some naturally finished wood such as Holly and Ebony for example. These are fitted together to become the Yin Yang pattern.
Victor Wooten is known to have won five Grammy Awards, including several nominations for his tours and solo recordings. In 2011, he was listed by Rolling Stones magazine, among its All Time Top Ten Bassists. His reputation has earned him the opportunity of working alongside other high-profile artists from the likes of The Dave Matthews Band, Mike Stern, Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Bruce Hornsby, Susan Tedeschi, Bootsy Collins, Prince, Moroccan legendary act Nass El Ghiwane, Frank Gambale, Dennis Chambers, Keb Mo, Indie Arie, among several others. In addition, he released an album with Greg Howe called Extraction in 2003, and also issued two albums with Bass Extremes titled Cookbook and Just Add Water, in 1998 and 2000, respectively.
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