Dave Sharp (bass guitarist)

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Dave Sharp
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Dave Sharp
Background information
Birth name David Sharp
Also known as D3
Genres Jazz, funk, Indian music
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar, double bass
Labels Vortex Jazz Recordings, Musart, Blue Pie Records
Associated acts Melvins, The Dave Sharp Secret Seven, Muruga Booker, Steven Springer, Delaney, Summers & Sharp,
Website davesharp.com

Dave Sharp was the touring bass guitarist for the rock band Melvins[1] during their 1993 tour. He currently plays in several bands including Dave Sharp's Secret 7 (World Jazz), Dave Sharp Worlds Trio, Three Worlds Trio, Sumkali (Indian Fusion), Klezmephonic (Traditional Klezmer), Wisaal (Arabic Fusion) as well as collaborating with Bollywood musicians (Parthiv Gohil, Jointa Gandhi) and touring Kirtan (Girish, Prema Hara) artists.[2]

Native Detroiter Sharp became devoted to Jazz at the University of Michigan and later studied with bassist Herbie Lewis in San Francisco, and bassist, composer and bandleader Marion Hayden in Michigan.[2]

In 2011, Sharp played upright bass with Iggy Pop & The Stooges, in a tribute concert to Ron Asheton.[3]

Sharp currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he composes, records, teaches and performs.


  • 2013 – WORLDS Featuring Chris Kaercher, Elden Kelly, Cheik Lo, Parthiv Gohil, Gayelynne McKinney, Gary Schunk, Andre Frappier, Evan Perri, Chris Codish, Igor Houwat, Chuck Mauk, Jay Antani, Pathe Jasse, Eenor, Carolyn Koebel.
  • 2010 – 7
  • 2011 – JUNGLE (self-titled) (with Muruga Booker and Steven Springer)


  1. ^ Hughes, Josiah (April 3, 2008). "Melvins' Dave Sharp Readies New Jazz Album". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Dave Sharp Bio". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Needham, Bob (Feb 11, 2011). "Iggy Pop, Stooges to headline Michigan Theater tribute to Ron Asheton". Retrieved January 7, 2018.

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