Based in: Denver, CO, USA
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Versatile pianist, vocalist, and woodwind musician with over 30 years' experience in music education and performance. Classically trained in all three disciplines with a special interest and education in jazz music (25 years). Additional experience as music business owner, writer, accomplished leader and sideman, music educator, musical theatre, musical director, and social networker. Fluent speaker of English and Spanish, with some familiarity of Russian, French, and German. Interested primarily in promoting world-class independent artists, as well as light studio work and/or substituting in for artists in established groups for short-term projects and/or live performances.
- Douyé - Denver booking agent/marketer for 2014 "So Much Love" Tour Kickoff in Mile High City.
- Daniel Valdez (composer, film star, recording artist, theatre founder)
"The Westside Oratorio". Two seasons, pianist and band leader, 2004 and 2005.
- Tim Ballard (vocalist/saxophonist/trumpeter, recording artist, Las Vegas star)
Many years until 2009, accompanied on piano "on demand" on the famous 'Las Vegas Strip'
- Mark Diamond (bassist, recording artist), Keith Oxman (tenor saxophonist, recording
artist), Drew Morrell (bassist, recording artist), John Hines (trombonist, recording artist)
Live jazz performances, featured artist with my band, Lost Soul, Denver, CO - 2008-2010
- Webster University - 2000 - present
Master of Business Administration (2 courses remaining, 2015)
- Rockhurst University, 1995
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
- University of Central Missouri, 1990-1993
60 Hours, Music Education, emphasis on piano and woodwinds
- Private music lessons with vocal and jazz masters
Marc Sabatella (jazz pianist, theory, 2005)
Hugh Ragin (jazz trumpeter, director of Colorado Jazz Workshop, 2001-2006)
Francesca Veglia (musical theatre vocalist, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 1998)
David Aaberg (jazz trumpeter, theory, 1990-1993)
ASCAP-affiliated Composer, Author, and Publisher (via TIMKAT Entertainment, 2012-present)
Notable works recorded with Italian jazz-funk band, Camera Soul (2012-present)
Original works can be heard at ReverbNation
Denver, CO Area (2000 - present)
- Solo Pianist / Vocalist, Various performances
- Lost Soul (co-founder/leader with Mike Evans; pianist, vocalist)
- The Amy Kay Combo (pianist) (2004 - 2006)
- The Westside Oratorio Band (leader, pianist)
2 seasons (2004 and 2005)
- The Colorado Jazz Workshop - Big Band (tenor sax) and Combo (pianist)
5 seasons (2001-2006)
- Gospel / Blues Pianist, Evangelical "Free" Congregation - 100% by ear.
See story at http://timkatent.blogspot.com/2012/02/jazz-soul-church-roots-raw-power.html (1993)
- All jazz and classical ensembles at The University of Central Missouri (1990-1993)
- Kansas City Area Faculty Jazz Band (tenor sax with area educators, senior in HS)
- All-District Jazz "Blue" Band (baritone sax, 1989)
Organizational Memberships and Entertainment Promotions
- TIMKAT Entertainment, Inc. President, Founder, October 2007-present
- The Recording Academy, Voting Member (aka "GRAMMYS")
Los Angeles Chapter, March 2008 - present
- Lifetime Member, Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Music Fraternity (1992-present)
- Voice Over Artist, Radio and Media Spots:
Douyé's "So Much Love"
Camera Soul's "Not For Ordinary People" on several issues of JazzBlastDFW (2013-2014)
"Tim Ballard's 'Easy Does It'" album, 2008-2009 - sponsor for The Lou Dobbs Radio Show;
- North Denver Area Chamber of Commerce, 2007-2008
Technical and Social Networking Experience
- Established pages, wrote copy, administered, and uploaded music for TIMKAT artists on the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, The Jazz Network, All About Jazz, TuneCore (for online purchasing at iTunes and more), MusicSubmit, Pinterest, Live365, CDBABY, Google+, Google Blogspot, SonicBids, PRWeb, and eCrater.
- Frequent contributor to major Internet blogs such as CDBABY's DIYMusician and Slate, as well as contributor and editor of own blog, TIMKAT's Jazz Corner of the World. (2012-present)
- Owned/operated/hosted Live365.com live weekly Internet radio show, RetroXana's Time Warp, featuring jazz, Steely Dan, and pop classics from 1960s-1990s (2004-2010)
- Data Warehouse Architect by Trade (over 17 years' experience). Wrote front page copy and designed data inventory solution for Atomic Records (Denver)