"A world class mandolinist" - Mandolin Magazine
As a veteran teacher and workshop presenter, Tim has taught at the Alaska Folk Arts Camp and the Wintergrass Festival School among many other music camps. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Additionally, Tim was a contributor to the number-one selling mandolin instructional book, "Mandolin for Dummies". He is also in-demand as an ensemble coach for both professional and amateur groups of all styles and instruments, helping bands improve their sound and overall vision and cleaning up arrangements as they head into the recording studio.
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Jo Pellegrini, Director of Aurora Mandolin Orchestra
“Stumptown Swing qualifies as one of the year’s best jazz recordings. Connell’s technique has never been better - the flurry of notes fly out of his mandolin like machine gun bullets, each one hitting their mark."
Mandolin Magazine album review
Don Stiernberg, America's premiere jazz mandolinist
"...a collection of clear and concise gems. The music always has focus and authenticity - groove meets melody, harmony and energy!"
Mike Marshall, American mandolin legend
“Tim’s playing was just amazing this year…genuine, unique and beautiful.”
CMSA Journal Review of Mandolin Symposium 2012
“I can’t stop listening to this remarkable CD! Tasteful, graceful improvisations, beautiful arrangements, a distinctive, clean, evocative tone - obvious understanding and respect for the music.”
CD Baby Review of “Vignettes”
Hilary Field, classical guitarist
“I have heard a great deal of live music, but will never forget Sunday evening's performance - simply amazing!”
Tacoma, WA fan
“I just saw your performance of Floraux and have to tell you how utterly blown away I am.”
Amy Burcham, mandolinist/writer
“Thanks for the amazing show! You never fail to amaze me - come back soon!
Susan Johnson, concert host
“Foi por sorte que eu encontei Tim Connell em Portland, Oregon, EUA. Ele e um parceiro tocam choro autentico aqui nos EUA. Os shows dele são ótimos - ele ajuda manter esta genero de música viva.”
Free Gift This Week...
Please contact us through the contact button on this website to reserve a spot at the mandolin workshop, which will be in a private home in Boise/Eagle.
Sitting in with Lucky Beaucoup and The Old Yellers. Costumes...???
Port Townsend, WA
Tim Connell Mandolin Concert Port Townsend, WA Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30 p.m. Doors at 7:00 p.m. $20 Admission First Baptist Church 1202 Lawrence St. Port Townsend, WA 98368
Mandolin Basics with Tim Connell Every First Wednesday Artichoke Community Music School Wednesday November 6, 2019 Wednesday December 4, 2019 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month
3rd Annual PDX Jazz Violin Summit, hosted by Stumptown Swing, featuring Ben Blechman, James Mason & Eddie Parente.