Professional musician- educator- author -recording artist and Selmer clinician.
I have developed In addition to giving private studio instruction in my career, I have taught many students from Tokyo and Texas to Tel-Aviv using on line instruction via SKYPE.
This is so rewarding and exciting because it is the vanguard of education. I'm bringing people worldwide together via the educational aspets I can share with them on Skype.
Artist's BiographyIn the last few years, Tim Price has had the extreme good fortune to have bands of his own featuring world class stellar players like Lew Tabackin, Bennie Green,Carl Allen, Ray Drummond, Allison Miller and Bill Goodwin.
Tim's travels have also taken him to New Orleans in September 2004 for a very special "Coltrane Tribute" with Tony Dagradi, and superstar drummer Stanton Moore from the jam band "Galactic". New Orleans finest was on bass, Chris Severen, and from "Los Hombres Calientes" pianist Victor Atkins. The Coltrane event as well as the club "Snug Harbor" was SRO !!
As were gigs that Tim played in the East Coast area with his bands with Rachel Z and drummer BillGoodwin. At this point in time Tim's career couldn't be more positive, things are moving in a very positive way.
As a clinician Tim has instigated a "Tribute To Oliver Nelson" in Saint Paul, MN as well as a favorite clinician and artist at the Cape May Jazz Festival.
Tim Price is a Selmer saxophone clinician, performer and educator worldwide. A Berklee College of Music graduate and one of the country's foremost woodwind artists.
His stature at the North Sea Jazz Festival couldn't have been more prestigous with a backup band of Bennie Green on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Carl Allen on drums. Tim's special guest that night at the end of his set was Dutch superstar tenor titan Hans Dulfer.Tim also has been a special guest with Grateful Dead member Bob Weir's RATDOG.
His extensive studies have taken him into one on one learning with jazz masters like Sal Nistico, Charlie Banacos, Fred Lipsius, Sonny Stitt, Ray Pizzi and Kalman Opperman.
~ Tim has played with musicians like Bennie Green, Hans Dulfer, Lew Tabackin, Ray Drummond, Jon Mayer, Greg Bandy, James Gadson, Don Patterson, Billy James, Major Holley, Alan Dawson, Bill Doggett, Jack Mc Duff, Cecil Payne, Richie Cole, Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones, Gary Burton, Doc Severinson, Dr. John, Lew Tabackin, Charlie Mariano, Shirly Scott, Trudy Pitts,Bootsie Barnes, Sonny Stitt, Ernie Krivda, Rachel Z, Larry Young,George Young, Sweet Sue Terry, Greg Piccolo & Super Heavy Juice and Claire Daly.
~He's spent years in the trenches with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey under both Murray McEachern and later Buddy Morrow, Cab Calloway and Harry James. He's also been part of Ernie Krivda's Fat Tuesday big band. Tim's bassoon has been a part of the Lawrence "Butch" Morris Orchestra at the 2004 "Vision Festival" in New York City.
He loved the soul and rock gigs he's played with Aretha Franklin, Billy Paul, The 5th Dimension, Lou Christie, Lloyd Price, Four Tops, Felix Cavelerie, Al Kooper, Ike Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others from that idiom.
Another dimension of Tim's talents are liner notes! Tim has written over 42 sets of liner notes for historic jazz records like "Front End" by Jerry Bergonzi, plus CD liner notes for David S. Ware, Ray Pizzi, Tab Smith, Bert Wilson and many other great saxophone players.
~ Some people might find this facet interesting considering that when Tim left Berklee he went on the road playing the jazz organ bar circuit. Tim has played with every major organ player except Jimmy Smith. Tim feels that was a great proving ground for a young saxophone player and something that is really missing today- Those classic jazz bars in major cities and small industrial cities scattered through the United States. Playing jazz 6 nights a week in a environ that is a proving ground for your growth.
Mr. Price's writing on jazz and the saxophone appears regularly in the Saxophone Journal, he has been a featured writer for that publication for over 18 years.
In addition to being the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the arts fellowship jazz grant five times!!
He has 2 arrangements in the Count Basie band book. His saxophone books are published through Hal Leonard.
He currently writes workshop-masterclass articles for SONIC , the innovative German / Dutch music magazine.
He has authored three books on sax playing and is a contributor to http://www.saxontheweb.net/Price/
His SAX ON THE WEB LESSONS are respected world wide and used by students and pros every where.
His original tunes have been recorded by Houston Person,Supersax tenor player Jay Migliori and his composition " Twins Of Spirit" has been recorded by the Sean Kennedy 5 featuring Bob Mintzer!
Tim played the NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL in Holland in July 2002, as well as many radio shows and clubs with Dutch tenor sax player Hans Dulfer. Other festivals include Newport Festivals,Vision Festival in NYC, Tri-C Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival ,Cape May Jazz Festival & Boston Globe Jazz Festival.
Tim performs and does clinics throughout the world. He teaches in New York City and from his home studio in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Professor Price teaches jazz saxophone at the New School University in New York City, one of the best jazz schools in the world. He teaches at Michiko Studios in New York City as well. He is also a saxophone instructor at Long Island University / Brooklyn campus.
One of the Selmer Company's most requested clinicians, Mr. Price travels worldwide performing with and teaching student and professional jazz ensembles.
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Artist's InfluencesTim's mentors have been his main inspiration Charlie Mariano as well as John LaPorta, Andy McGhee, Joe Viola and Kal Opperman.
Also Tim was influenced highly by his long time friend/teacher and one of the greatest jazz tenor saxists Sal Nistico.
People & friends like Sonny Stitt, Big Nick Nicholas, Phil Woods, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Bennie Wallace, Ernie Krivda, Ray Pizzi and Charles McPhearson played a huge role in Tims focus and committment to the art form of jazz.