TIM McCALL

Tenor Sax

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As far back as he can remember, saxophonist TIM McCALL was intrigued by that big tenor sax his father kept in the bedroom closet. "I couldn't wait to get my hands on that beautiful horn. At my school, we couldn't play a wind instrument until the fifth grade. My dad insisted that I learn the clarinet first, and that I would thank him later."

Pittsburgh, PA native TIM McCALL switched from clarinet to tenor saxophone as a sophomore in high school. The following summer, he received a scholarship to attend the Eastman School of Music Summer Jazz program for high school students. Graduating from North Texas State University (now U.N.T.) in May 1989, Tim went on the road with Woody Herman's Band in July of 1989. In January of 1990, he signed on with Artie Shaw's Band which he played with on and off for eleven years.

Winning a National Endowment for the Arts Study Grant in 1992, Tim had the opportunity to study privately with jazz pianist Barry Harris. Over the years, he has studied with James Moody, Joe Viola, Joe Lavono, Lee Konitz, pianist James Williams, and Eric Kloss.

In addition to traveling with the Woody Herman Band, and the Artie Shaw Orchestra, TIM McCALL has had the great pleasure of performing with:

TRUMPETERS

Roy Hargrove, Maynard Ferguson, Dan Miller, Jim Rotondi, Dan Miller, Kenny Rampton, and Ron Stout

TROMBONISTS

Al Gray, Wycliffe Gordon, Steve Turre, Wayne Andre, George Masso, and Harold Betters

GUITARISTS

Joe Cohn, Jimmy Ponder, Mark Whitfield, Yotam Silberstein, Gray Sargent, and John Pizarelli, Jr., Sam Raderman

PIANISTS

Barry Harris, Dave McKenna, Bobby Tucker, Spike Wilner, Andy Bey, Joe Delaney, and Sacha Perry

On ORGAN

Jared Gold, Gene Ludwig

VIBES

Lennie Cuje

BASSISTS

Ben Tucker, Hassan (J.J.) Wiggins, Curtis Lundy, Dwayne Dolphin, Paul Gill, Neal Miner, and Bobby Boswell

DRUMMERS

Jimmy Cobb, Bobby Durham, Charli Persip, Roger Humphries, Billy Kaye, Clifford Barbaro, Anthony Pinciotti, Joe Strasser

CLARINETISTS

Buddy DeFranco and Dick Johnson

VOCALISTS

Billy Eckstine, Lou Rawls, Johhny Mathis, Rebecca Paris, and Helen O'Connell

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

VILLAGE VANGUARD, NYC with AL GRAY, Bobby Durham, J.J. Wiggins 1987;

JAZZ ON THE ROCKS FESTIVAL, SEDONA ARIZONA with WOODY

HERMAN BAND 1989.

Other key performances include:

HOLLYWOOD BOWL - before a crowd of 19,000

SPAIN, PORTUGAL, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, and SWEDEN

Lead NUMEROUS ENGAGEMENTS in NEW YORK CITY including gigs at:

THE FAT CAT w/ jazz legend JIMMY COBB,

CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE,

and an eight month long weekly engagement at SMALLS JAZZ CLUB

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