jazz club! when lights are low…
Saturday, July 16th – 7:30-10 pm
The Tim Lin Quartet

Tim Lin at Bird & BeckettTim Lin, saxophone;
Seiji Yamashita, piano;
Trevor Murphy, bass;
Lewis Sweatt, drums.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim Lin is a rising jazz star whose progressive sound draws from his synthesis of the jazz tradition. Upon his discovery of John Coltrane’s masterpiece “A Love Supreme”, Tim was drawn into the wonders of the jazz idiom. During his junior year in high school, Tim was mentored by bay area saxophonist and educator Dann Zinn. Guided by Zinn’s inspirational teaching, Tim found his passion and calling to play jazz at the highest level possible. Upon acceptance to University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Tim received a scholarship to study with the world-renowned jazz recording artist Bob Sheppard. During his college years in Los Angeles, Tim was a member of the award winning USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra directed by Bob Mintzer in addition to the USC Honors Combo directed by Jason Goldman.

In his early twenties, Tim has performed with jazz luminaries such as Kenny Burrell, Tootie Heath, Russell Ferrante, Carl Allen, among many others. Tim has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Blue Whale, Catalina Bar and Grill, Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, and internationally in Taiwan. Tim now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is an active jazz artist, educator, composer and is preparing to release his debut album in the upcoming future.