During the last several 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 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”. 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 Bill Goodwin. At this point in time Tim’s career couldn’t be more positive….events are moving him quickly in a very positive way.
Tim Price is a 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 prestigious with the 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. He has played with 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, Charlie Mariano, Shirly Scott, Trudy Pitts, Bootsie Barnes, Sonny Stitt, Ernie Krivda, Rachel Z, Larry Young, George Young, Greg Piccolo & Super Heavy Juice and Claire Daly.
He earned his “stripes” spending 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 and cherished the soul and rock gigs he’s performed along with Aretha Franklin, Billy Paul, The 5th Dimension, Lou Christie, Lloyd Price, Four Tops, Ike Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others of that idiom.
Some people might find it interesting when Tim left Berklee, he went on the road playing the jazz organ bar circuit. Tim has played with every major organ player in the USA. He feels this was a great proving ground for a young saxophone player and something that is missing today. Those were the unique classic jazz bars in major cities and small industrial cities scattered through the United States. Playing jazz 6 nights a week in an environment that is a proving ground for your growth.
Mr. Price’s writing on jazz and the saxophone appeared regularly in the Saxophone Journal as well as other major music publications in the USA. His saxophone books are published through Hal Leonard. He currently writes workshop-master class articles for SONIC, the innovative German/ Dutch music magazine, and has authored three books on sax playing. His blogs on Facebook and Myspace appear every Monday. Check them out!
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 currently performs and does clinics throughout the world and teaches private instruction in New York City or from his home studio in Reading, Pennsylvania. He also teaches jazz saxophone at the New School University in New York City and is a saxophone instructor at Long Island University/ Brooklyn campus. His teaching on Skype has become a worldwide trend setter.
See below quotes from notables about Tim Price.
“Tim’s unique approach to playing combined with his passion and enthusiasm compel you to listen to him. He always surprises me with his inventiveness. I am a Tim Price fan.”
” Do you know Tim Price? He’s a honking, screaming, funky tenor saxophonist. He also played in our Tenor Madness performance and turned out Frosty 2.”……..
Philadelphia Jazz Project-
“Outrageously great clarinet playing!”
“Tim Price is one of the real ones !
A good friend and a great player ! ”
Mr. Price travels worldwide performing with and teaching student and professional jazz ensembles. To engage Tim Price, please Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Price is currently a major endorsing artist for Dakota Saxophones and performs regularly on Dakota’s exclusive Straight Tenor and Straight Alto models. SDTS-2022 and SDAS-1020.