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List of notable or famous bassists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in Canada and even some popular bassists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from Canada is included when available.

List people range from Bryan Adams to Geddy Lee.

This historic bassists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from Canada?" These prominent bassists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian bassists.

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Alain Caron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 63
Alain Caron is a French Canadian jazz bassist. The youngest of 11 children, Caron started playing bass at age 11 and began pursuing jazz at age 15. His musical skills were formalised by ...more

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Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada

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Brad Walst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 42

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Brandi Disterheft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 39
Brandi Disterheft is a Canadian bassist and composer.

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Brandon Adam Ventresca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Brandon Adam Ventresca
Brandon Adam Ventresca is a musician and bassist.

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Brendan Canning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 50
Brendan Canning is a founding member of Broken Social Scene and a veteran indie rock performer who has been a member of various notable bands including By Divine Right, Blurtonia, Valley of the ...more

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Bruce Palmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Dec. at 58 (1946-2004)
Bruce Palmer was a Canadian musician notable for playing bass guitar in the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield.

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 59
Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more

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Bryce Soderberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 38
Bryce Dane Soderberg is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the bassist and vocalist for American rock band Lifehouse.

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Byron Stroud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 50
Byron Stroud is the former bassist for metal band Fear Factory and Strapping Young Lad. and current bassist for metal bands City of Fire and Zimmers Hole, and studio bassist for 3 Inches Of

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Chris Murphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 50
Chris Murphy is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan. Although born in Prince Edward Island, Murphy is commonly associated with Nova Scotia; like his bandmates, he currently resides in ...more

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David Desrosiers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 38
David Philippe Desrosiers is a French Canadian musician, who is best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for pop punk band Simple Plan. Born in Sept-Îles, Desrosiers was raised in ...more

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Duncan Coutts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 50
Robert Duncan Coutts is a Canadian musician, best known for being the bassist for Our Lady Peace since 1995.

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Evan Cranley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Evan Cranley
Evan Cranley is a Canadian musician based in Montreal, Quebec. He records with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene, although he considered joining the band Metric before finally joining

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Francesco Pallotta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Francesco Pallotta
Francesco Pallotta is a bassist.

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 65
Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee ...more

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Jack Syperek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jack Syperek is a Canadian musician who is best known as the bassist for the rock group The Trews. He is a long-time friend to brothers Colin and John-Angus MacDonald and formed the group with ...more

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Jason McCaslin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 38
Jason Paul "Cone" McCaslin is a Canadian musician. He is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Sum 41 and Music Producer. He joined the band in November 1998. Sum 41 was ...more

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Jeff Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jeff Jones age 65
Jeffrey Robin "Jeff" Jones is an American-born Canadian bass guitar player who was a member of Ocean and Red Rider. Jones performed with Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey in the first ...more

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Jesse F. Keeler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 42
Jesse Frederick Keeler is a Canadian musician. He is known as the bassist of Canadian dance punk duo Death from Above 1979 and one half of the electronic music duo MSTRKRFT. In addition to ...more

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Jesse Robitaille is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
Jesse Robitaille
Jesse Robitaille is a musician and bassist.

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Jim Creeggan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 49
James Raymond "Jim" Creeggan, is the bassist for Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies. His most used double bass is named "Grammah", after the Ladies' tour manager ...more

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Jim Kale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
age 75
Michael James "Jim" Kale is a Canadian musician, best known as the bassist for The Guess Who. He played bass and sang on most of the Guess Who's biggest hits, including "These ...more

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John Geggie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada
John Geggie
John Geggie is an Ottawa-based Canadian bassist who performs jazz with several Ottawa-based groups and performers. As well, he is a classical bassist who has performed in the National Arts ...more

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Jonathan Gallant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bassists from Canada