As a young man, Chicago’s Maurice Fitzgerald began playing the bass with a discarded instrument that had only two strings. Since then, his journey to greatness includes performing with legends Beyoncé Knowles, Ramsey Lewis, John P. Kee, Yolanda Adams, Brian Culbertson, CeCe Winans, and many more.
Currently Maurice the musician is the bassist for the legendary Isley Brothers. Yet Maurice the man is grounded in a deep spiritual faith and family values. He reminds us that all precious moments in life are very important – and to always be cognizant of life and why we are all here. I had the opportunity to talk with Maurice about his career, his roots, his values, and what he has learned along the way.