Tim Dvorkin

“…Forward-thinking piano-lead Tim Dvorkin Trio…”

-Columbus Monthly Magazine (2014)

Tim Dvorkin is an original, modern, jazz-fusion piano/keyboard artist and composer! Tim’s passion-fueled performances are so contagious that every listener is engaged in the awesome musical experience & joy!

Tim Dvorkin Trio is not just another jazz trio! Tim Dvorkin Trio is an original, unique act & a show! Tim Dvorkin Trio is an original mix of modern, energetic, expressive blues, jazz, funk, pop, rock, jam-band, R&B & fusion tunes!

Tim Dvorkin was born in Russia and he started playing at restaurants, clubs & other venues at the age of 14. Before moving to the US, Tim played with “JAM,” a blues/rock band that performed around Russia & Europe.

Tim moved to the US in 1997 & graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2002. While at Berklee, he received the “Best All Around Keyboardist” award in 2000 and played 200+ recording & film scoring sessions. Tim also has played 1000+ shows all over New England, New York, Florida, Ohio & Canada as a session player.

While @ Berklee, Tim studied with teachers such as Steve Hunt (Allan Holdsworth), Laszlo Gardony (Jamey Haddad, John Lockwood, John Abercrombie), Bruce Katz (Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Bo Diddley) & others.

Tim Dvorkin has played/performed, recorded & shared the stage with Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock), Tiger Okoshi (Buddy Rich, George Russel), Warren Wolf (Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper), Walter Smith III (Terence Blanchard, Roy Hanes), Jaleel Shaw (Robert Glasper), Deantoni Parks (Lauryn Hill), Davy Nathan (Babyface, Toni Braxton), Ruslan (Stanley Clarke, Brian McKnight, Seal), Dwight Adams (Stevie Wonder), Esperanza Spaulding, Tony Gray (Hiromi), Jordan Perlson (Grace Kelly), Louis Cato (Marcus Miller), Dmitry Ishenko (Interpol), Kayta Matsuno (Jackiem Joyner) and others.

Some of Tim’s influences are McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dave Weckl, Frank Gambale, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Brecker Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin to name a few.

Tim is currently residing in Columbus, teaching piano and working on his projects focusing on Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B, Fusion & more. Tim’s studio and live performances include a solo act, trio and quartet, and other projects as a session player.

Tim’s debut trio album: Tim Dvorkin Trio “LIVE @ Brothers Drake” (2015) includes 7 hot original tracks and features Bradley Mellen on bass and Rick Soriano on drums. Read the JazzColumbus review here.

The second album is out now: Tim Dvorkin Trio “Live & Raw” (2017) featuring Tim Dvorkin – keys, Bradley Mellen – bass, Rick Soriano – drums, recorded by Tony Rice. Read the JazzColumbus review here. 

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