“…Forward-thinking piano-lead Tim Dvorkin Trio…”
-Columbus Monthly Magazine (2014)
Tim Dvorkin (aka Timmy) is an original, modern, jazz-fusion piano/keyboard artist and composer! Timmy’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/fusion trio! 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, Timmy played with “JAM,” a blues/rock band that performed around Russia & Europe.
After moving to the US, Timmy went to Berklee College of Music, where he received the “Best All Around Keyboardist” award and played 200+ recording & film scoring sessions. Timmy also has played 1,500+ shows all over New England, New York, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio & Canada as a session player.
While at Berklee, Timmy 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.
Timmy has played/performed, recorded & shared the stage with Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock), Tiger Okoshi (Buddy Rich, George Russel), Gary Bartz (Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus), Greg Bandy (Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson), 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), Melvin Stewart (Dream Machine, Undisputed Truth), Shaun Booker, Sean Carney and others.
Some of Timmy’s influences are McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dave Weckl, Frank Gambale, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Brecker Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin to name a few.
Timmy is currently residing in Columbus, teaching piano and working on his projects focusing on Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B, Fusion & more. Timmy’s studio and live performances include a solo act, trio and quartet, and other projects as a session player.
Timmy’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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