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"Our musical identity is not a thing, but a vibration patterned from our creative intentions. Our dreams and ideals become our destiny. This music ... Jazz ... is a source of truth and inspiration. It is the musician's job to pass this on to the next generation".*
Tim is one of the nation's premier Jazz woodwind teachers.. Click HERE to find out how YOU can study with Tim.
Saxophonist, multi-woodwind player, composer, teacher, author, and music journalist is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania.
He holds a degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston (1973 graduate). While at Berklee, he studied with Charlie Mariano, his main inspiration, as well as with Andy McGhee, Joe Viola, and Nick Ciazza. After Berklee he studied saxophone and improvisation with Sal Nistico, Fred Lipsius, Jimmy Lyons, Ray Pizzi, Sonny Stitt, and Ronnie Cuber; flute with Harold Jones; clarinet with Kal Opperman; bassoon with Karen Borca (with special guidance from Don Christlieb and Ray Pizzi); and classical and jazz piano with Jack Reilly and Charlie Banacos.
Tim has played professionally with the big bands of Jimmy Mosher and Paul Fontaine, Tommy Dorsey (under Murry McEachern and Buddy Morrow), Russ Morgan, Ralph Martrie, Harry James, and the Allentown Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bob Bear. Smaller groups he played with include Don Patterson, Les De Merle, Cecil Payne, Bobby Durham, Hod O'Brien, George Young, Warren Chaisson, Cedric Jensen, Jack McDuff, Randy Sutton, Al Grey, Billy James, Arthur Harper, Mickey Roker, Ira Sullivan, Jack Reilly, Bill Doggett, Bobby Zankel, Milt Trenier, and Gary McFarland. He's done clinics, workshops, and lectured at numerous schools in the East Coast area.
He was previously a product specialist for Dave Guardala saxophone products and has appeared in workshop concerts along with saxophonists Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis, and Bill Evans. Tim is also a Selmer clinician. In 1993, he was awarded a jazz fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for Jazz Performance. Tim has been a feature writer for Saxophone Journal for over a decade and a regular contributor to the magazine Jazz Player. His reviews and articles have also appeared in Windplayer / Ear Magazine. His liner notes can be found on recordings by Tab Smith, Ray Pizzi, Bert Wilson, and Jerry Bergonzi. In addition to this book, Tim has also written two other books that are published by Hal Leonard: Hot Rock Saxophone Techniques and The Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Collection. Tim Price is one of the pioneers of the jazz bassoon, and he plays all saxophones, flutes, clarinets,oboe, strich, and saxello.
He resides in Reading, Pennsylvania with his wife, Marcia. He teaches privately in Reading and New York, and performs throughout the world. He is available for concerts, clinics, recordings, jazz festivals, residencies, and mini-residencies. Contact P.O. Box 14131, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612. TEP251sax@aol.com is his email address. He is a frequent and valued contributor to the alt.music.saxophone Usenet group.
Tim Price is a master of many styles, and although he possesses a creative voice on his own, he is capable of accurately reproducing the feeling of nearly any reedman in the history of music.
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Don't think that all Tim does is play Billie Holliday tunes on clarinets. He's a mentor on tenor, a bitch on a stritch, no buffoon on bassoon, nor bobo on oboe, and on flute ... he's all root ! More samples to come .....
* From the 1997 book of Pennsylvania Council On the Arts Fellowship recipients.