This percussive odyssey began about twenty-five years ago: the countless hours of practice and study, working my way from basements to stages to Berklee College of Music in Boston. During my time there, I studied drum set as well as the percussion of Latin/Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African, and Middle Eastern traditions. Really, though, it’s not as impressive as it sounds. There is still so much to learn.
Since music school I’ve worked with a number of great artists, in all kinds of situations—from weird, experimental records to commercial projects for Club Med. Since Las Vegas became my musical headquarters, I’ve played some pretty cool places: Trump International, the Bellagio, Wynn, Mandalay Bay, the Marriott, the Orleans, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Red Rock Casino, and the World Market Center, to name a few.
My regular gigs include work with Sonny Lamson and the Las Vegas Jazz Trio featuring Kai Brant. I’ve written and recorded with Eric Clemenzi, Steve Belleville, Jaelyn Denise, the Yiddish Invasion, Poor Ould Goat, and Desert Towing, among others.
I’m available for writing, recording, and performing. If you’d like me to play on your next record or at your next show, please write me at tglafredo[at]gmail.com.
If you’re on the other side of the planet, no worries. I can record drum and percussion tracks for your project from my own studio. I have a nice collection of drums, cymbals, and ethnic percussion. I love session work.
Here’s some of my work with the Sonny Lamson Project.
Sonny Lamson: piano
Eric Clemenzi: guitar
Steve Belleville: bass
T. G. LaFredo: drums
Here’s a promotional video of the Las Vegas Jazz Trio featuring Kai Brant.
Kai Brant: vocals
Dan Ellis: piano
Martin Motnik: bass
T. G. LaFredo: drums
This is a demo I did for Kustom Sound and Media.
Dan Reynolds: guitar, vocals
Shane Sattler: bass, synth, vocals
T. G. LaFredo: drums, percussion, vocals
Chris McGonnell: guitar, vocals
Joe Bacon: accordion, vocals
Brian Carney: mandolin, vocals
T. G. LaFredo: bass drum, djembe
This is a sampler of my playing with the New Rhythm Quartet (NRQ).
Guy Amato: guitar
“Detroit” Mike Hepner: keyboard
Tod Andrews: bass, more cowbell
T. G. LaFredo: drums, percussion
Rice Z.: guitar, vocals
Sveten V.: bass
Sid West (T. G. LaFredo): drums
More music coming soon. Thanks for listening.