The acclaimed fusion bassist will receive the coveted award at the UK Guitar Show in London over the weekend of 21 and 22 September. Pic: Getty

For all of us at Bass Player magazine, it's a huge honor to give John Patitucci our Lifetime Achievement Award. It's richly deserved, of course: John has been at the forefront of the jazz world for the last 30 years and remains active in all styles of music. He is a three-time Grammy award winner, having been nominated for the award many times. He has performed and recorded with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Michael Brecker as well as pop artists such as Natalie Cole, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Joni Mitchell, Bono, Sting, James Taylor and Paul Simon. 

John joins a star-studded list of Bass Player Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award winners, including James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Lee Sklar, Stanley Clarke and Bootsy Collins. "It's high time that John Patitucci took home the most prestigious award in the world of bass," says Bass Player editor Joel McIver. "We can't wait to see him in action in London, and hope that you can join us!"