Vuyani Wakaba is a South African bassist that is based in Chicago, Illinois. He is the bassist for Chicago blues legend and Delmark recording artist Eddie C. Campbell. Vuyani is the founder of the Chicago jazz band Vuyani Wakaba & Friends. Occasionally Vuyani plays with guitarist Phil Upchurch Jr., as well as with the Chicago based R&B band Soulify. Vuyani is often called to play for the Sing To Live Community Chorus (www.singtolive.org). Other engagements on Vuyani’s calendar often include performances in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, as well as a variety of freelance work. Among Vuyani’s musical achievements are performances at Roy Vogt's Thunder Row Bass Bash At Summer Namm; Fox Television stage of The Taste of Chicago Festival; The Erie Jazz and Blues Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania; An invitation to be a staff member at Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp; Appearances on WGN Television Morning Show and South Africa’s S.A.B.C. Television network.
Vuyani Wakaba is a rock solid supportive bassist in every performance situation and he prides himself on being reliable, trustworthy, and always prepared.