Saturday, May 16, 2009

R.I.P.: Wayman Tisdale

Wayman Tisdale (born June 6, 1964, Tulsa/OK; died May 15 2009, Tulsa/OK)

The electric bassist Wayman Tisdale died yesterday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 44; the cause of death was bone cancer. Tisdale had started his jazz career after a successful career in basketball. He was a three-time all-American basketball player at the University of Oklahoma, played on the gold-medal-winning 1984 United States Olympic basketballteam and was a highly respected 12-year veteran of the NBA (National Basketball Association). He recorded twelve albums under his name which both made the jazz as well as the R&B charts. He was influenced by Stanley Clarke but achieved a very own voice on his instrument. Obituary: New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle (1), San Francisco Chronicle (2).
Wayman Tisdale Celebration of Life
Thursday, May 21, 2009, 11:00 AM
BOK Center
200 South Denver
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 894-4200

The Celebration will be will be streamed live starting at 10:00 AM CST at

In lieu of sending flowers, at the behest of the Wayman Tisdale family, please send donations & financial contributions to:

Wayman Tisdale Foundation
c/o Paul Samuels
Morgan Stanley
2200 S. Utica Place, Suite 500
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 582-3211 or (800) 877-8651

Cards and letters can be sent to:
Regina K. Tisdale
c/o Friendship Church
1709 N. Madison Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106

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