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RIP TB'er Jim Calhoun

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Jefenator, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Jefenator


    Aug 22, 2008
    Bassist Jim Calhoun passed away very suddenly this afternoon from what appears to have been a heart attack.

    Jim was a great player, active with many different groups & well-liked by all who had dealings with him (including me). He will be missed and the music scene in Southern Oregon will never be quite the same.


    I don't have any more specific info at the moment. I'll post more as I get it.

    It's a safe bet there will be a very large musical tribute.
  2. RIP Jim!
  3. sad news....RIP....
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Oh, man...RIP
  5. Crap. He seemed like a good cat.
    RIP, Jim.
  6. Menacewarf


    Mar 9, 2007
    I feel sick.

    Thanks for the word Jeff.

    Hopefuly his family will pull through. RIP
  7. RIP, and condoleances to his friends and family.
  8. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    He looks happy playing in that picture. RIP Jim.
  9. Uncletoad


    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    RIP. Man. Hate to hear that.
  10. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    R.I.P Jim......hope you're in a better place.....
  11. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Sorry to hear that.

    My condolences to his friends and family.
  12. Jefenator


    Aug 22, 2008
    Apparently he was at work in his office. Coworkers heard a "thud" and that's all she wrote.


    His wife Lori is also a musician. No word yet on how she's holding up. (Obviously she's had better days...)
  13. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Wow - goodbye Jim.
  14. bellwood


    Jul 21, 2005
    Ashland Oregon
    Jim was ever bit as easy going and genuinely as good a person as they come. I never saw the smile leave his face and he never had a bad word for anyone. Why such a great guy had to go so early I'll never know. I know those of us who knew him will carry the essence and inspiration he left us with for a long time. So sad.
    Jeff let us know when a memorial gets put together.
  15. My condolences to family & friends. R.I.P.
  16. Jefenator


    Aug 22, 2008
    Here is a page we set up to coordinate events.


    As of yet there is no info to post but once services, tributes and fund raisers are organized, the info will be there. (There's talk of a fund raiser at the Unitarian church on the afternoon of Sunday the 21st. Not set in stone yet.)
  17. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Rest In Peace.
  18. svtb15

    svtb15 Inactive

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
  19. Very sad.

    R.I.P. Jim
  20. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
    Rest in Peace, I pray that the family will find comfort in the arms of God.
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