UPDATE! 2-18-2014

WELCOME, Beautiful People!!

 

Just finished an amazing run with Tedeschi Trucks Band! Japan and India are amazing with AMAZING people guiding us along and attending our shows...eternally grateful. 

 

Here is an update of our next run (Here)

 

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UPDATE! 1-10-2014

 

TEDESCHI TRUCKS TOUR EAST COAST, JAPAN STARTING 1-15...GO TO GIGS PAGE FOR INFO! SEE YOU OUT THERE...XO

 SOME STUFF I HAD BEEN WORKING ON IN 2012-2013

 

UPDATE 12-24-13

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! Love and peace to you all. 

 

UPDATE 11-5-13

 

Tedeschi Trucks in Canada! cant wait to rock Canada with these guys. Go to the  gigs page to find out where we're playing. Love to see you out there!! happy holidays!!

 

UPDATE OCT 17, 2013

 

Go RED SOX!!!

 

hey all, out on tour with tedeschi trucks band this fall...really incredible band. so fun to play with these guys and gal. We're taping Conan O brien Oct 21 so be sure to tune in.that noght on TBS..lotta irons in the fire right now. some great co- writing going on with Kasi Jones, emily Zuzik, and Jason Joseph..

also Tim Cloonan from Callow Hill Basses is now designing a "LaFave" special Tele style p bass...stay tuned for that...should be rad..

 

and thank you to Jim Dunlop USA, Aguilar Amplification, D'addario and Planet Waves and Moollon for keeping my sound huge out here on the road...

 

 

i'll kee

 

 

 

 

 

UDATE SEP 2 2013...

hope everyone is well...just got back from MA, where i re-charged the batteries for what is lining up to be a very busy fall..i've been asked to join the Tedeschi Trucks band for the foreseeable future...VERY excited about this...tour dates are here..

 

UPDATE July 29...I was forced by HIGH shipping prices (to the point where i was LOSING money shipping cd/dvd to europe) ro raise the prices here on the site at the store...so sorry folks...i hate it worse than you do.

Anyway, i updated my upcoming dates...see you out there i hope!

 

UPDATE July 23...folks, i have been having THE best time on tour with Tedeschi Trucks band..aweomse players and singers, some of the very best i've worked with, and just fun and lovely people. it's been unforgettable. and the dudes from black crowes, chris r., gorman, alan, sven, are rock and roll royalty and all around awesome people. chris r has moderate to very good basketball skill...hahah! Anyway i wanna thank Ryan Murphy, Bobby Tis, Duncan Lothian, Brian Speiser, Chris King, David Trucks, Marc Lowenstein, Blake Budney, JJ Johnson and Derek Trucks for facilitating this happening...

Next up is a recording in LA produced by Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun, and the Newport Jazz Festival with Donny McCaslin, Nate Wood, and Jason Lindner on August 4. Then off to Germany for a bunch of gigs with Michael Wollny, Eric Schaefer, Nils Landgren, and Wolfgang Haffner...I will have all those dates up soon...thank you!!

 

 

 

UPDATE June 1, 2013....

 

Lots of exciting stuff happening, such as this...see you out on the road..also some new productions coming out...see you soon and all the best!!

UPDATE April 3 2013..

plenty going on! just finished some song demos that were written with, among others, JJ Appleton and Scott Chesak (All American Rejects)..mixed by the one and only Nic Hard. Lots more to come...

Also a bunch of recordings and gigs this month...next couple days with my friend Guy Eckstine producing and playing drums o this talented artist record (her name is Eildh McKellar, very unique style..she sings kinda bruce sprinsteen-y but her guitar shit is like Them Crooked Vultures meets Doyle Bramhall Jr.)

Also, April 18 at Vitellos with Sarah Mann (lullabye record release, super vibey record produced by doug petty), April 19, 20, 21 with Juncal Street, (the Incredible flamenco troupe i've been honored to work with) in LA, San Diego and Santa Barbara.....recording with Italian pop diva Alessandra Amroso towards the end of the month...i hear vinnie colaiuta will be on drums on some of this...FUN. something possibly brewing with the incomparable Justin Brown in early may in NYC....stay tuned...hope everyone is well out there!!

 

also thanks to Zachary Cohen for re-doing my bio: 

 

 

 

Rocketing between New York and Los Angeles, Tim Lefebvre is quickly carving out a bold and progressive vision of what a contemporary bassist can and should be. Fashioning a leadership role in avant-garde jazz and funk circles, Tim is also a capable and reliable sideman routinely called upon by today’s leading innovators from across the musical spectrum including: Elvis Costello, Chris Botti, John Mayer, Sting, Uri Caine, Dave Binney, Donny McCaslin, Mark Giuliana and Donald Fagen.

A native of Foxboro, Massachusetts, Tim majored in both political science and economics before earning his gigging stripes, on of all places, a cruise ship, thankfully not the Carnival “Triumph.”

Once back in port, Tim dove headlong into New York’s burgeoning underground live electronica and jazz scenes, exposing himself to some of the city's most progressive players including drummer Zach Danziger and the legendary guitarist and former Steely Dan sessions player Wayne Krantz. 


As word spread that a funky new bassist was in town, bridging the gap between James Jamerson’s signature strut and an emerging live-tronica sound, Tim’s opportunities grew. Furiously incorporating the dictates of the avant-garde with a more mainstream and commercially viable sound, Tim emerged from this formative period with a singular style and a trajectory for evolution that has yet to lose steam.

Tim’s career began to skyrocket when he subbed in Saturday Night Live’s house band, quickly catching the eye of television and film executives, soon landing playing and writing roles for shows such as “The Sopranos,” “30 Rock,” “The Apprentice,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” 

It wasn’t long before Hollywood came calling. Tim performed on a number of movie soundtracks including "Oceans 12," "The Departed,“ “Analyze That!” while composing music for “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle,” “Please Give” and commercials for Microsoft and Chevrolet.


Tim’s good fortune, open mind and willingness to play with anyone and everyone has supercharged his development enabling him to play with genius talents such as the guitarist Wayne Krantz, the neo-classical jazz pianist Uri Caine and scores of other. A recent domestic and European tour with ferocious post-bop saxophonist Donny McCaslin cemented Tim’s status as one of the industry’s most sought-after rhythm partners. 


 

He is Endorsed by Moollon Guitars, Callow Hill Guitars, MXR + Jim Dunlop Efx, Ableton Live, TC Electronics, Izotope, M Audio, Aguilar Amplification, and D'Addario Strings.

 

 

Appearances with/recorded with  Emmy Rossum,  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, AR Rahman, , Patti Austin, Mark Isham, Draco Rosa, Tony Orlando, Donny Osmond, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Andy Garcia, Bette Midler, Drew Barrymore, Snoop Dogg,  Jim Belushi, David Holmes, Pati Yang, Paula Cole, Melissa Errico,  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Deborah Gibson, Abe Laboriel, Jr.,  Karsh Kale, Russell Ferrante, KT Tunstall, Tenacious D, Jill Sobule, Hildegard Knef, Andy Snitzer, Bob James, David Ryan Harris,  Mark Whitfield, Dr. John, Warren Haynes, Chuck Loeb, Les McCann, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter’s Underground, Arif Marden, David Cassidy, David Johanssen & The Harry Smith’s, M People,  Donny McCaslin, Philippe Saisse, Les McCann, Bill Frisell, Angelique Kidjo, Chuck Loeb, Jon Pousette-Dart, Kneebody, Larry John MacNally, Jim Beard, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Mitch Forman, Eddie Daniels, Tim Berne, Brian Blade, and Jim Black.

 


 

 

“How fortunate we are indeed that against all the odds that our lowbrow culture has stacked up against avant-garde musicians, we can still catch a glimpse every so often of authentic expression.” (Zachary Adam Cohen, Social Media Strategist)

 

 

 

 

UPDATE March 18, 2013:

 

Happy 2013..i'm on tour with Michael Wollny Trio in Germany this week. This guy (with drummer eric schaefer) is a very talented up -and-comer. 

Lots of good stuff coming up...stay tuned..lots of new pix to take a gander at..thx!

UPDATE Jan 3 2012:

Happy 2013 everyone. Hope you all have a productive and happy 2013 out there. Lots of cool stuff coming up this year for the Lefebvre Corporation, including a cd by the artist himself, Producing 2 records for other artists, as well as collaborating on some interesting projects this year. I also will be touring with Donny McCaslin, Em Trio, and others, as well as appearing in NY, LA and all over this lovely planet of ours. Peace to y'all! xo tim

UPDATE Dec 8, 2012:

Hey all. i just got the link to the video of the remix i did for Universal Artist Eric Suen called Liao Dry "Hollywood Mix" written by Fergus Chow and remixed by yours truly. see and hear it here.

i have had a fantastic week on the east coast and in Amsterdam (1 night, actually)...great 2 nights at the Jazz Standard. Seriously, in my opinion, the working band of mark guiliana, donny mccaslin, and Jason Lindner are the TOP improvisers out there today. Can't say enough about those guys. Just immense players and improvisers. (NY Times Review Here)

Also i performed last night at Amsterdam Electric Guitar heaven 2012 with Adrian Belew, Uli jon Roth and Debashish Battacharya...all heroes of mine...playing "thela hun ginget" with Belew is a career highlight!

have a great holiday season y'all. thank you all for your support. i truly appreciate you. xo

 

Update 11-25-12:

RIP AUSTIN PERALTA...GONE WAY TOO SOON. 

 

UPDATE: NOV 2012:

All i can say is WOW and thanks for all the support  and love from y'all from the Donald Fagen hit on Late Show with David Letterman...Also Jeff Babko's "Crux" was just released, featuring Ben Wendel , Matt Chamberlain, Gene Coye, Mark Isham, Walt Fowler, Tim Young, Songa Lee, and Victor Indrizzo. Go Buy It!!

I just finished a dance remix for Eric Suen, an artist on Universal in Hong Kong. 

I also just did some shows with an incredible modern-flamenco troupe called "Juncal Street"..please check them out here!

My goal is to have an Electronic music record done by mid 2013 as well as several more remixes...watch out Deadmau5!

Peace and Happy Holidays!

 

It was a BUSY September...played on America's Got Talent, several new recordings, ones i'm very much looking forward to by Pati Yang, Adrian Hibbs, Scott Kinsey (we have a new project with Gary Novak called SUper Ego).

Also I have some exiting live dates coming up with Donny McCaslin, DOnald Fagen, Gabriel Johnson, Jayson  Joseph, Austin Peralta, and a possible video shoot with Emmy Rossum of "Shameless".

I am also proud to announce that i am represented by Nancy Clayton Gassner for TV, Commercial and Movie acting appearances (info here). 

i will be banging around at Bass Player Live this year also so stop by and say hello..

All the best, Tim.

 

HELLO! Happy Labor Day Weekend..it' a crazy one here...a little Tim Lefebvre News: I played on the soundtrack of 3 recent major movie releases: "People Like Us",  "Lawless"  and " The Odd Life of Timothy Green" ...it was great to work for Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, AR Rahman and Geoff Zanelli on these movies..

Also, i will be Appearing on "America's Got Talent" Tuesday September 4th on NBC...

 

and tons of new dates for the fall..stay tuned...

 

For a brief recap of last night's epic gig in Dublin, i suggest you go here...

 

How Bout That??? My Blue Whale show for june 29 is the LA Times Music Pick of the week.......tonight features Matt Mayhall, Charles Altura and Troy Zeigler...and some special guests will sit in...come out!!! 9pm

 

Here are the dates locations of the Wayne Krantz Nate Wood Tim Lefebvre tour for August 2012...click

 

FUN weekend with the Botti Gang. Thx to Chris Botti and the band (billy kilson, andy ezrin, leonardo amuedo, geoffrey keezer, caroline campbell, lisa fischer) and tour manager Jeremy Plotnikoff. I will be back on tour with them in the summer of 2012, as well as Rudder, Wayne Krantz, and Donny McCaslin.

 

Just Finished recording Donny McCaslin's new record in NYC..with MArk Guiliana, Jason Lindner and produced by David Binney. It will be out in a couple months on Greenleaf Records.

 

In the middle of a whirlwind month...i'm busy ad that's a good thing!

 

please visit this link to download the  Wayne Krantz Group Featuring Keith Carlock and Tim Lefebvre: Live at the Iridium.

Purchase the 192 Kbps Mp3 download of the entire performance from the 15th of April.

 

i will be in TX with Larry Carlton May18, 19, 20 with Dennis Hamm and Gene Coye

 

AND: the new Beat Music is out and available...hit up mark guiliana for more info..

Hi All...after what would be classified as nothing short of a whirlwind couple of weeks, i crawl back into the fire and fly to paris 4-25 for a private event and then jump on Donny McCaslin's (Donny McCaslin) tour with Uri Caine and Rudy Royston. I will be in NY May 4-11 and have some days free for recording, teaching, songwriting. holler at me if interested. 

 

Also i'm off to do some hits Chris Botti and Donny McCaslin hits in the states and Europe. visit my gigs page for info...

 

have a great day!!!

Thx Aguilar Amplification for the hookup in the 2012 catalog!!! me me me

 

Hi! Hope your holiday season was great!

 

here is some new stuff that just went up!

 

the Billy Childs Quartet NYE Live at Blue Whale NPR Broadcast

 

Interview with Jon Liebman on For Bass Players Only

 

A little blurb from Chris Jisi on BassPlayer.com

 

 

my blog is up!!!! 

 

 

 

There will be vids and links and deep thoughts and pix from tours and stuff!!!! go now! nowwww!

 

 


 

 

BIO 

 

Rocketing between New York and Los Angeles, Tim Lefebvre is quickly carving out a bold and progressive vision of what a contemporary bassist can and should be. Fashioning a leadership role in avant-garde jazz and funk circles, Tim is also a capable and reliable sideman routinely called upon by today’s leading innovators from across the musical spectrum including: Elvis Costello, Chris Botti, John Mayer, Sting, Uri Caine, Dave Binney, Donny McCaslin, Mark Giuliana and Donald Fagen.

A native of Foxboro, Massachusetts, Tim majored in both political science and economics before earning his gigging stripes, on of all places, a cruise ship, thankfully not the Carnival “Triumph.”

Once back in port, Tim dove headlong into New York’s burgeoning underground live electronica and jazz scenes, exposing himself to some of the city's most progressive players including drummer Zach Danziger and the legendary guitarist and former Steely Dan sessions player Wayne Krantz. 

 

As word spread that a funky new bassist was in town, bridging the gap between James Jamerson’s signature strut and an emerging live-tronica sound, Tim’s opportunities grew. Furiously incorporating the dictates of the avant-garde with a more mainstream and commercially viable sound, Tim emerged from this formative period with a singular style and a trajectory for evolution that has yet to lose steam.

Tim’s career began to skyrocket when he subbed in Saturday Night Live’s house band, quickly catching the eye of television and film executives, soon landing playing and writing roles for shows such as “The Sopranos,” “30 Rock,” “The Apprentice,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” 

It wasn’t long before Hollywood came calling. Tim performed on a number of movie soundtracks including "Oceans 12," "The Departed,“ “Analyze That!” while composing music for “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle,” “Please Give” and commercials for Microsoft and Chevrolet.

 

Tim’s good fortune, open mind and willingness to play with anyone and everyone has supercharged his development enabling him to play with genius talents such as the guitarist Wayne Krantz, the neo-classical jazz pianist Uri Caine and scores of other. A recent domestic and European tour with ferocious post-bop saxophonist Donny McCaslin cemented Tim’s status as one of the industry’s most sought-after rhythm partners. 

 

He is Endorsed by Moollon Guitars, Callow Hill Guitars, MXR + Jim Dunlop Efx, Ableton Live, TC Electronics, Izotope, M Audio, Aguilar Amplification, and D'Addario Strings.

Appearances with/recorded with  Emmy Rossum,  Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, AR Rahman, , Patti Austin, Mark Isham, Draco Rosa, Tony Orlando, Donny Osmond, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Andy Garcia, Bette Midler, Drew Barrymore, Snoop Dogg,  Jim Belushi, David Holmes, Pati Yang, Paula Cole, Melissa Errico,  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Deborah Gibson, Abe Laboriel, Jr.,  Karsh Kale, Russell Ferrante, KT Tunstall, Tenacious D, Jill Sobule, Hildegard Knef, Andy Snitzer, Bob James, David Ryan Harris,  Mark Whitfield, Dr. John, Warren Haynes, Chuck Loeb, Les McCann, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter’s Underground, Arif Marden, David Cassidy, David Johanssen & The Harry Smith’s, M People,  Donny McCaslin, Philippe Saisse, Les McCann, Bill Frisell, Angelique Kidjo, Chuck Loeb, Jon Pousette-Dart, Kneebody, Larry John MacNally, Jim Beard, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Mitch Forman, Eddie Daniels, Tim Berne, Brian Blade, and Jim Black.

 

“How fortunate we are indeed that against all the odds that our lowbrow culture has stacked up against avant-garde musicians, we can still catch a glimpse every so often of authentic expression.” (Zachary Adam Cohen, Social Media Strategist)

 

 

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