Alissia Benveniste

Why we should stop using the term “female bassist”

Eric Garland Music

It was just after I saw Mohini Dey, Nik West, and Alissia Benveniste rock my male-bassist’s face off that I realized how pervasive and beside-the-point the term “female bassist” had become. Therefore, I reason, we should stop using it, because it is dumb.

Also, check out Alissia Benveniste’s new music. We bassists have been waiting a long time for someone to be slinging a low-end funk machine, carrying the lead, and looking exceptionally relevant.