TiffsBass, the accomplished musician who fell in love with music ever since she got her fingers going on the piano at the young age of 11, now plays a broad range of music. Apart from being a bass clinician and bass instructor, she also plays the role of a speaker for music conferences and schools, motivating students who are keen to pursue careers in music.
“My sister influenced me musically as a child. She’s the reason I started playing the piano,” says Tiffany “TiffsBass” Lloyd. “As an adult, mostly the fellow musician friends that I have influenced me because those guys all study theory, and study jazz greats. Some taught me to regularly tackle challenging tasks such as transcribing famous saxophonist solos.”
TiffsBass has to her credit popular music singles like ‘Viscosity’ and ‘Paradise’ and they are available on all platforms. Though the two albums are different, there is an element of jazz fusion running through the music consistently. Viscosity is all about funk and jazz, while Paradise has an underground jazz sound.
TiffsBass has worked with many famous artists known internationally for their body of work. They include top recording artists such as Gladys Knight, Kenny Lattimore, Todd Dulaney, Chris Woods, KeKe Wyatt, Lynn Whitfield, Maysa Leak, Avery Sunshine, Sasha Allen, Paula Champion, Yolanda Adams, Lisa Raye, and others. TiffsBass is keen to work with many other of her favorite artists in the future.
“In the future, I’d like to work with Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spaulding, not so much as simply a background bass player but also share the stage with them as an artist,” she adds.
TiffsBass is also a much-in-demand motivational speaker and is frequently invited to speak at leading musical conferences and in schools. She says the right guidance and advice is important for every individual and can totally make or completely break the shaping of one’s future path.
She believes some people are ready to learn and listen, even if the advice is tough. She loves to motivate and inspire students and takes time out from her busy schedule regularly to talk to them and encourage them to achieve their goals.
TiffsBass has many ‘firsts’ to her credit. She is the first black female bass guitarist to endorse the custom, handcrafted Elrick Bass Guitars. She is also the first from the United States to recommend the GRBass amps. Her most recent endorsements include Bartolini Pickups and Electronics, and LK Straps.
For more information, visit www.tiffsbass.com.
TiffsBass aka Tiffany Lloyd is a popular US-based musician known for her expertise in a wide genre of music. This MBA from American Intercontinental University is a member of the Grammy Award Recording Academy, Washington, D. C Chapter. She is also an acclaimed bass clinician, bass instructor, and speaker for music conferences and schools. TiffsBass has featured in many magazine, radio, and podcast interviews, and music videos as well.