Alex Lefaivre is a bass player, composer and label owner based out of Montreal, QC, Canada.
Equally proficient on both the upright and electric bass, Alex is a fearless original known for his unique artistic voice, passionate work ethic and easy going personality. He has had the pleasure of performing with artists such as Rafael Zaldivar, Samuel Blais, Rémi Bolduc, Kalmunity, John Roney, Jacques Kuba Séguin, Paul Merkelo, Sonia Johnson, Erik Hove, Andy King and Rachel Therrien..
He will release his first album under his own name, YUL, on August 3rd 2018.
Drawing his inspiration from Montreal’s distinct urban energy, bass player Alex Lefaivre presents a series of modern jazz compositions written for some of his home town’s most original musicians, notably Erik Hove on alto saxophone, Nicolas Ferron on guitar as well as Mark Nelson on drums. The lyrical, song-like melodies develop over interesting forms that leave a lot of room for the group to interact and showcase their conversational improvisations.
Taking its name from Montreal's airport code, YUL takes the listener on a cinematic trip through the city, where dreamy, hazy summer vibes are intertwined with a gritty, metropolitan edge. A highlight of this set is a surprising cover of John Carpenter's theme to his cult-classic 1978 horror movie, Halloween.
In 2007, Alex co-founded Parc X trio, one of Canada’s premier jazz groups. Parc X Trio have released 7 recordings, the latest of which, Dream, is released through Challenge Records International. They have toured across Canada, Mexico, the USA and Europe and continue to maintain a busy schedule. Parc X Trio have won many awards and distinctions including the Grand Prize for Jazz by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2010.