Bassist on SNL?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Polk Salad, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Polk Salad

    Polk Salad Passenger, Ship of Fools

    Sep 18, 2007
    Who currently keeps the bottom on Saturday Night Live?

    Also, does anyone know the rest of the band - I know Leon Pendarvis is the Musical Director but other than that, who's who?

  2. AndrewMagrini

    AndrewMagrini Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2007
    James Genus holds the bass chair for the SNL crew...Not sure about anyone else though
  3. gnome01


    Oct 30, 2001
    Bronx NY, USA
    Tim Lefebvre subs on it fairly often I believe,
  4. Lenny Pickett is the tenor sax soloist (and the other musical director, along with Leon). Incredible player, he played with Tower of Power too. A lot of times I'll watch the opening credits of SNL just to hear what he comes up with in his solo...and then I'll change the channel :p
  5. mkmusic

    mkmusic Guest

    Dec 9, 2008
    there is a guy named Rob Jost who has subbed a couple of times recently, too.
  6. Alan Vorse

    Alan Vorse

    Aug 20, 2005
    Slightly related: The original bass player for SNL was jazz great Bob Cranshaw. Marcus Miller was there in the early 80s.

    My favorite was Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, '86-'92.
  7. Polk Salad

    Polk Salad Passenger, Ship of Fools

    Sep 18, 2007
    The band has always been great. When T-Bone was there along with G.E. Smith, it was a special time indeed.