Band: Tedeschi-Trucks Band
Tim Lefebvre embodies a bold and progressive vision of what a contemporary bassist can 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 including: Elvis Costello, Chris Botti, John Mayer, Sting, Uri Caine, Dave Binney, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana and Donald Fagen.
After earning his gigging stripes, Tim dove headlong into New York’s burgeoning underground live electronica and jazz scenes, alongside progressive players including drummer Zach Danziger and the legendary guitarist Wayne Krantz. Bridging the gap between James Jamerson’s signature strut and an emerging live-tronica sound, Tim’s opportunities grew. Incorporating avant-garde with a more mainstream sound, Tim emerged from this formative period with 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, soon landing playing and writing roles for shows such as “The Sopranos,” “30 Rock,” “The Apprentice,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” This led to performances on a number of movie soundtracks including “Oceans 12,” “The Departed” and “Analyze That!” while composing music for “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle,” “Please Give” and commercials for Microsoft and Chevrolet.
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.
Tim is currently touring with the mega talented Tedeschi-Trucks Band
Band: Tedeschi-Trucks Band
Tim Lefebvre embodies a bold and progressive vision of what a contemporary bassist can 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 … more »
Band: Rocky and the Rollers / Bowzer / The JDJ Project
Gear: Heritage SVT-CL
Since 1998, Jimmy Miller has been the bassist/vocalist for 50’s-60’s-70’s band Rocky And The Rollers, performing both on our own and as the house band for ex-Sha Na Na singer Bowzer’s Rock And Roll Party shows, backing up over 200 of the biggest names of the early days of rock and roll, including stars such as Gary U.S. Bonds, Chubby Checker, Lesley Gore, Sam Moore, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Freddy Cannon, and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits.
Miller is also an avid songwriter, writing and rehearsing with a new trio tentatively called The JDJ Project, playing slightly off kilter instrumental rock/pop/jazz music.
A childhood of playing drums and guitar and the amazing discovery in his teens that bass contained elements of both, Miller was hooked on bass. Coupled with the knowledge that there were plenty of drummers and guitarists out there but not nearly as many bassists, Miller figured he could always find a gig by playing bass.
“I need versatility in my amp since I play a lot of different styles of music during a typical show, and I need it to be easy and quick to find great tones. Whether delicate or raging or anything in between, and whether I’m playing electric or upright bass, Ampeg amps always give me what I need. It’s almost as if they read my mind. They’ve defined the standard in bass amplification for close to seven decades now, and they’ve defined my sound since I started playing professionally.” – Jimmy Miller