"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.”
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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
Tim Connell & Brian Rice in Concert Berkeley House Concert (North Berkeley BART area) Friday December 6, 2019 Show starts at 8:00 p.m. - Doors at 7:00 p.m. $20 Admission Public concert in a private home - all are welcome. Please contact our host, Jeanne Schuman to reserve a spot and learn the address - email@example.com
Half Moon Bay, CA
Public concert in a private home. All are welcome, please contact us at this website's contact page to reserve a spot and learn the address.
Woods Hole, MA
Catherine Bent (Cello) & Tim Connell (Mandolin) Woods Hole, MA Saturday December 14 House Concert - a public concert in a private home all are welcome 8:00 p.m. concert; door open 7:30, $30 at the door Please contact our host David to reserve a seat and learn the location (close to Woods Hole city center) - firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE EVENING… Two North American masters of the infectious Brazilian music choro will come together for the first time in Woods Hole, MA to musically converse for a couple of hours. Non-amplified concert in a beautiful private home with snacks and adult beverages.
ABOUT CATHERINE… Constantly challenging boundaries, cellist Catherine Bent has never conformed to a single category. Adventurous and adept in multiple genres, Catherine’s performing career hovered on the margins of classical music and jazz as she patiently uncovered her unique voice. Of infinite interest to Catherine is the relationship of phrase—music carried on the breath—and groove—music felt in the body. In her creative projects and collaborations, she and her colleagues mix elements of jazz and Latin music with dynamic ensemble interplay and tight arrangements. When the music calls for it, the playing is highly refined; at other times exploratory and free. In her first full-length solo release, Ideal (2018), each of her ten compositions pays tribute to a distinct Brazilian musical tradition. Choro is at the heart of the album, flanked by its cousins samba, forró, frevo, maracatú and xote; all enriched by the unique sonority of Catherine's cello and fed through the prism of her imagination. Her latest album release is Landscapes (2019), with the Macayú Trio, and she anticipates a 2020 release of her second album with trans-continental duo Elis and Catherine. www.catherinebent.com www.elisandcatherine.com www.macayutrio.com
Matinee show with Eric Skye Tim Connell duo.
Brazilian Music concert featuring several bands, including Tim's 'Rio Con Brio'