About Tim

Studies and Background

Tim Carmichael is a professional electric and acoustic upright bassist from Colorado. Starting at the age of 15, he has played in Colorado for over 25 years. Tim studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Metropolitan State College of Denver with a focus on classical and jazz studies. Tim has taught private lessons for over 20 years and currently has lessons studios in Longmont and Louisville .


Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) Jaco Pastorius, Kai Eckhart (Garaj Mahal), Matt Garrison, Richard Bona, Scott Colley Paul Chambers, and Geddy Lee (Rush).

Current and Past Projects

Shock Rock Orchestra, Mostly Strauss Orchestra, Eric Lane Trio, Ryan Conway trio, Rich Charlussi, Vajra Blue , Gene Pool Trio ,Melanie Susuras Band, The Spin R&B Group, Usual Suspects Jazz Degenerates, Rain Box, Ryan Elwood trio, The Atomic Brass Project, Steve Glotzer Duo, Sacrebleu, and many others.

Tim’s current projects include Graphite Addiction, 3ology, Cspot Groove, his own TAC Jazz Trio and first original CD the TAC Project.


Reviews for 3ology can be found online at the 3ology myspace page and facebook.
Tim was included in a article for Global Bass Magazine that discussed doubling on Acoustic and Electric Bass. This article (from the April 2001 issue, with Ron Carter on the cover) can be found here.


Tim plays a 1920’s vintage Czech Upright , a Tobias 5 string Killer B, and a 4 string Fender Jazz Fretless. Tim uses Acoustic Image and Ampeg Amplification.