Welcome to bassist Vuyani Wakaba’s virtual home.  This site was created just for you.  Periodic updates will keep you informed about Vuyani’s musical activities and adventures.  If you have any questions, or you wish to engage Vuyani’s services for a performance or recording session, please e-mail him from the “Contact Us” page.  We hope you will enjoy your visit!


Vuyani Wakaba is a professional electric bassist that is based in Chicago.  Much of his musical work includes freelance performances and recording sessions in Chicago as well as all across the United States.  Vuyani also leads Vuyani Wakaba & Friends, a band that has performed at various prominent events across the United States.

In addition to performing and recording, Vuyani is also a staff writer for Bass Musician Magazine.  Much of his writing covers interviews of well-known bass players from around the world, music equipment reviews and CD reviews.

Vuyani is a prominent participant in the Chicago bass community and music landscape.  He is an active supporter and promoter of bass workshops, performances and music manufacturer events around Chicago.  Vuyani teaches electric bass and music theory through Skype to students around the world.  Although he teaches, Vuyani is a life-long student of music and the bass.  He is constantly striving to develop his talents and grow as a musician.



Live Performance

  • Corporate Events
  • Special Events
  • Showcase Events
  • Bass Events
  • Music Director

Recording Sessions

  • Remote Recording
  • On Location Recording
  • Sideman Session Work
  • Music Director
  • Producer

Music Education

  • Skype Lessons
  • Local Lessons
  • Bass Clinics


  • Product Reviews
  • CD Reviews
  • Artist Interviews
  • User Manual Writing & Editing

My Blog

Winter Namm 2018

Vuyani Wakaba has been asked to once again conduct product demonstrations during Winter Namm for Essential Sound Products.  During Winter Namm 2018, Vuyani will be at the Essential Sound Products booth – Booth 4204.  If you are planning on attending the show, please stop by!


Thank you for taking the time to contact Vuyani.  He enjoys hearing from friends old and new, as well as from music industry colleagues and professionals.  Please know that Vuyani will respond to your message as soon as he can.