Fremont, CA, 94538
Subjects Taught Flute, Music Theory, Saxophone
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim started playing tenor saxophone during his junior year in high school. Despite being a late bloomer, Tim was immediately drawn into the wonders of the jazz idiom after listening to a solo recording by American saxophonist, John Coltrane. Tim started studying under bay area woodwind virtuoso Dann Zinn, who he credits as his biggest influence. In his senior year of high school, Tim was also chosen as a member of the San Jose All-Star Jazz Orchestra led by Naoki Taniguchi. After being accepted into UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music with a scholarship, Tim relocated to Los Angeles for two years. Recently, Tim won an outstanding soloist award at the Reno Jazz Festival with the UCLA combo. He was also one of the featured soloists of the UCLA Jazz Orchestra that competed at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. In the Fall of 2012, Tim relocated to Rochester, New York to attend the prestigious Eastman School of Music with...