Wilbur Ware (Bassist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Wilbur Bernard Ware was an American jazz double bassist. He was a staff bassist at Riverside in the 1950s, recording with J.R. Monterose, Toots Thielemans, Tina Brooks, Zoot Sims, and Grant Green.

Birth name: Wilbur Bernard Ware
Born: Sept 8, 1923, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: Sept 9, 1979, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres: Jazz
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Double bass

About Wilbur Ware

Jazz double bassist known for his distinct sound and for his work with the Thelonious Monk Quartet.

Before Fame

He taught himself how to play banjo, bass, and double bass.


His live recordings with the Sonny Rollins Trio are celebrated.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Chicago.


He worked on recordings with Sun Ra in the 1950s.

Information related to Wilbur Ware

  • Thelonious Monk
  • Hard bop double-bassists
  • 20th-century double-bassists
  • Riverside Records artists
  • Jazz musicians from Illinois
  • American jazz double-bassists
  • Musicians from Chicago
  • Musicians from Philadelphia
  • Male jazz musicians

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Latest information about Wilbur Ware updated on September 08, 2020.

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