"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...
CD Release Show with The Old Yellers, Tim on piano and mandolin
San Francisco, CA
Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Tim performs and teaches at the San Francisco Festival of the Mandolin
With the Ger Mandolin Orchestra
Brazilian Music concert featuring several bands, including Tim's 'Rio Con Brio'
Duo conversation with Don Julin
Tim & Don Julin will perform a showcase set Friday PM in the WAMA suite and Saturday PM in the OBA suite. Tim will be leading a swing jam and a choro jam (TBD) as well as teaching a couple of workshops. Check in with WAMA and OBA for exact times.
Old Church, opening act for Beyond the Pale
Tim & Don Julin (Traverse City, MI) perform an opening set for Toronto-based "Beyond the Pale"
Matinee show with Eric Skye Tim Connell duo.
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) - email@example.com
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.