Dave Carpenter

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Dave Carpenter
Born November 4, 1959
Died June 24, 2008
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, Double bass

Dave Carpenter (November 4, 1959 – June 24, 2008) was an American bass player.


After studying music at Ohio State University, he launched his professional career by moving to New York City. It was there that he first toured and recorded with artists such as Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson.

Carpenter appeared on countless sessions and had dozens of television, film themes and soundtracks to his recording credit. He worked with artists such as Allan Holdsworth, Steve Hass, Peter Erskine, Joel Taylor, Mike Stern, Scott Henderson, Mitchel Forman, Eric Marienthal, Lee Ritenour, Tom Scott, Rita Coolidge, Russ Freeman, Rod Stewart, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, David Benoit, Boz Scaggs, Shakira, Dick Halligan and many more. He also appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles and Berlin Philharmonics as well as the Tanglewood and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and was a founding member of the "Lounge Art Ensemble" with Erskine and Bob Sheppard.

Carpenter died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 48.[1]


  1. ^ Randall Robinson, "Dave Carpenter Remembered". Retrieved February 16, 2010.

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