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Tim Whalen Septet Returns! 

The Tim Whalen Septet returns to Twins Jazz!

Friday October 31, 2014
Saturday November 1, 2014

I'll be debuting some new original music, as well as a few other new things.

Tim Whalen - piano
Joe Herrera - trumpet
Lyle Link - alto saxophone
Tedd Baker - tenor saxophone
Matthew Niess - trombone
Zack Pride - bass
Harold Summey - drums

Sets at 8 & 10 PM

Tim Whalen Septet at TWINS JAZZ THIS WEEKEND 

Tim Whalen Septet
Friday May 23rd & Saturday 24th

Live at Twins Jazz

Sets at 8 and 10

Tim Whalen : piano
Joe Herrera : trumpet
Marty Nau : alto saxophone
Elijah Jamal Balbed : tenor saxophone
Matthew Niess : trombone
Regan Brough : bass
Harold Summey : drums


My septet will be returning to to Twins Jazz, and it happens to fall on my 40th birthday (May 23rd)!

In addition celebrating me getting old, we'll also be continuing the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Blue Note records. I'm looking forward to presenting some new music from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, some of my music, and some other great stuff as well.

I hope to see you! It's gonna be a great 2 nights of music.

Tim featured in new Podcast! 

Friends, I has honored to be asked by trombonist Shannon Gunn to be part of her podcast. If you feel like learning a little more about me, check it out.

We cover lots of stuff... 

You can listen to Part 1 HERE.
You can listen to Part 2 HERE.

Enjoy!

Tim Whalen Septet Returns to Twins Jazz last weekend in March! 

Tim Whalen Septet
Friday and Saturday March 28th & 29th
Twins Jazz 

The Tim Whalen Septet will be making a return to Twins Jazz for a weekend of incredible music. This group is gaining a reputation of one of DC's finest, and is anchored by Tim's fantastic arrangements as well as some of the best musicians in the area.

Tim Whalen : piano
Joe Herrera : trumpet
Xavier Perez : alto saxophone
Tedd Baker : tenor saxophone
Kevin Cerovich : trombone
Zack Pride : bass
Shareef Taher : drums

Sets are at 8 and 10 PM

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tim Whalen Quartet DEBUT! 

The Tim Whalen Quartet had an incredible night at Dukem Jazz this past Thursday Febuary 6th.  In addition to Tim, this group features some of DC's top musicians, Tedd Baker on tenor saxophone, Zack Pride on bass, and CV Dashiell III on drums.  Keep an eye out for this group, both on stage and in the studio! 

THANK YOU, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY 




I had an incredible week last week at the Kennesaw State University School of Music in Atlanta, where the student orchestra played my arrangements of the music of The Who.  We also had a 4 piece rock band, which I was a part of, playing piano and singing all the songs.  Pictured above (L to R) are Marc Miller (bass, Atlanta), me, my good friend Jamie Ryan (drums, Champaign IL), and Trey Wright (guitar, Atlanta).  These guys killed it! 
 
Speaking of killing it, the students absolutely blew me away!  They played my orchestrations with total professionalism and musicality, and they made it an unforgettable experience.  To top it off, the we had a sold out crowd, and they went ballistic!  It's rare to play a concert where you get several standing ovations throughout a concert.  Unforgettable!
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Nov9

Tim Whalen Quintet plays the Music of Bud Powell at the DC Jazz Loft

Washington, DC

 

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Nov10

Recording Session for new Tim Whalen Quintet Album

 

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Nov11

Recording Session for new Tim Whalen Quintet Album

 

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