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Stuart Zender is a bassist best known for his work with Jamiroquai, where he was bassist from 1992 to 1998. Born Stuart ‘Patrick Jude’ Zender on March 18th, 1974 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. At age 7, he moved to the United States as his stepfather was transferred to work near Philadelphia. He grew up in Norristown until he was 15, when he would move back to the UK. He left school when he was 16 and went straight in to music by working as a light man for the punk-circus outfit Archaos. Zender originally started off by playing a little snare drum before moving on to bass. He got involved in bass guitar more seriously by playing in bands by way of his sister and her involvement of the music scene. Stuart would often go along to the rehearsals and sit on the drums before being attracted to the bass. One former band mate recalls often being frustrated by Stuart’s lack of concentration, citing that he would never practice and then once in rehearsal, never stop playing! Once it came time to talk to Stuart, he had already left for the Jamiroquai job!

Before joining Jamiroquai, Zender had only been playing the bass for around 2 years - but he appeared to have a natural gift for the instrument. He comes from a musical family, and his uncle is a guitarist, and his older sister was a backing vocalist. As part of his learning process, SZ learned how to play (note for note) the bass parts of Jaco Pastorius and Alphonso Johnson’s work on the Weather Report ‘Black Market’ album (all by ear too!).

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  • jochensHM

    I love the music of Omar. He should be a similar artist, I think Stuart produced some of Omar's tracks

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • FunkadelicMover

    It was just a shame the AZUR albums was never released on the market as a CD :( He did produce some very good material. My favourite track is "suddenly".

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • et-al

    Jamiroquai is more than "Stu" (2) but i gotta say he really did add something great to the band.

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • m-saIami

    Jamiroquai is more than "Stu"

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • shiftplus

    Yep, Jamiroquai is nothing without Stu. Much love, and happy memories of the early material <3

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Vhien

    Can't wait for ROOH to come out <3

    24 Sep 2009 Reply
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    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Filua

    I agree to any of you.. One of the most impressing musicians to me that had quite a lot of influence to my musical turns.. He is my god on bass!

    29 Jun 2009 Reply
  • xSoulExperience

    A true artist. I love your work in and out of Jamiroquai. :3

    23 May 2009 Reply
  • golfmade

    Jamiroquai would not have been the same (and isn't) without him.

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • NevilleBeatboy

    Lo mejor que mis oidos pueden escuchar!!! <3

    1 Nov 2008 Reply
  • kidofthecentury

    Where can I get some of his music?

    29 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Sara_ricoops

    oHH man...i love this guy!!

    25 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Posambique

    Never.. He´s the man who has the sound, just like James Brown

    18 Nov 2007 Reply
  • funkylaura


    9 Jun 2007 Reply
  • wahit

    Yes. Lets us not forget Stu Zender! :)

    17 May 2007 Reply

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