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Josef Leimberg

Josef Leimberg & the Astral Archestra performing material form his upcoming album ‘The Archer’


Josef Leimberg  – Trumpet, Percussions 
Tracy Wannomae – Tenor Saxophone , Bass Clarinet , Flute
Anand Bennett –  Guitar , Contra-mandolin
Matthew Little – Musical Director – Keys
Bubby Lewis –  Bass 
Carlos Nino –  Percussions 
Will Logan – Drums 

Josef Leimberg is one of Los Angeles’ lesser-praised musical stalwarts, but his work over the last fifteen years, as both a producer and trumpeter, has cemented his place within the city’s scene and planted him firmly in the minds of those in the know.

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Josef Leimberg

Josef Leimberg

Los Angeles-based trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg had a lengthy résumé before he became known to a broader audience through his work on Kendrick Lamar’s platinum-certified, Grammy-winning To Pimp a Butterfly.

Leimberg’s exposure increased toward the end of the 2000s and into the 2010s with bold additions to Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah, Pt. 1, Sa-Ra’s Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, and Shafiq Husayn’s Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka. He also appeared on a crop of Robin Thicke albums.

After working with Funkadelic, Leimberg co-wrote, co-produced, and appeared on “How Much a Dollar Cost” and “You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said),” two of the deeper highlights on To Pimp a Butterfly.

Josef released his solo album ‘Astral Progressions’ in 2017.