Guido Basso was one of the original members of the Grammy and Juno Award-winning Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass. His contribution to the success of this incredible band is undeniable and has been recognized internationally. Sadly, he passed away on 13th February 2023 at 85 years old. He will be dearly missed by music fans and all that knew him, but his legacy will live on through his amazing musical talents forever.
Keep reading the article to know more about Guido Basso, his career, and his cause of death.
Who was Guido Basso? Know more about him
Canadian jazz music icon, Guido Basso, was born on September 27th 1937 in Montreal, Quebec. From his Italian-Canadian family came an artist with a unique set of talents – a trumpeter, flugelhornist, arranger, composer and conductor. At the age of nine he began playing the trumpet and from there studied at Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal.
His talent soon gained attention from Vic Damone who included him on an international tour in 1957-58 leading to a professional music career as a teen. With an expansive repertoire spanning decades of both original compositions and iconic interpretations of popular songs, Basso became a household name in his home country and even internationally.
Guido Basso was married to Kristin and together they had one daughter, Mia Basso Noble, who tragically passed away due to cancer in September 2013. Mia lived an astounding life as a musician and songwriter that enriched the lives of many throughout her career. Her loss is still deeply felt by her father and mother, most especially those closest to her, but will never be forgotten.
How did Guido Basso die? What was the cause of his death?
Canadian jazz trumpet player, band leader and composer Guido Basso has sadly passed away aged 85 on Monday morning at his Toronto home. His wife Kristin has announced his death through a instagram post, he is belived to pass away with natural causes.
Tributes to Guido Basso on social media:
Heather Jane has shared a post on facebook, a tribute given by Chase Sanborn a friend of Basso.
Marc Poitevin a old friend of Basso has shared tribute saying “Wow ..I’m so chocked by this sudden new 😭.”
We extend our codlences to Guido’s family in this difficult time. Hope you recived the required information through this post. Please share your prayers and feedback in comments below.