Rene Worstinternationally known and respected bass player, producer, and teacher
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Check out Rene's latest CD, Escorial, a duo recording of Rene Worst and Miles Black.


Rene Worst has been a professional bassist since 1971. His virtuostic and supportive bass playing has been a Canadian treasure for many years on both acoustic and electric basses. He is as gifted on fretless as he is on acoustic - a rarity in the industry. Rene was educated both in Canada and the US. Rene Worst is one of the founding members of the noted fusion band "Skywalk" and has anchored and produced six recordings with them. He is also a highly regarded Producer.

Born in Ifar, New Guinnea in 1954, he moved to Canada with his family in 1960, settling on the West Coast where he grew up and went to school. At an early age he showed an aptitude for music, in particular Jazz bass, and it wasn’t long before he was out establishing himself as a leading jazz bassist performing with the likes of:

  • Alice Stuart
  • Chet Baker
  • David Bowie
  • Poison
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Aerosmith
  • Dr. Hook
  • Skywalk
  • Rita MacNeil
  • Jennifer Scott
  • Ernestine Anderson
  • Mark Murphy
  • Freddie Hubbard
  • Joe Pass
  • Herb Ellis
  • Norm Foote
  • Rick Scott
  • Carolyn Arends
  • Ferron
  • Phoebe Snow
  • Beverly D'Angelo
  • John Handy
  • Paul Horn
  • Glass Tiger
  • Buddy Greco
  • Shari Ulrich
  • Martha Reeves
  • Sheena Easton
  • Ed Johnson
  • Joe Pass
  • Gene Bertoncini
  • Barney Kessel
  • Eddie Harris
  • Rene Rosnes
  • Jack Sheldon
  • Jessica Williams
  • Rachel Z
  • Tommy Banks
  • P.J. Perry
  • Larry Correll
  • Bud Shank
  • John Faddis
  • Don Thompson