Tim Garland is widely known as one of the UKs most successful musical exports working in jazz. Much of his output reflects interests beyond conventional jazz boundaries and he is increasingly acknowledged for large ensemble writing including many orchestral pieces, works for chamber ensembles, choirs, and of course many commissions from jazz ensembles of all kinds. He first made international waves playing saxophone, bass clarinet and flute with Chick Corea, and has orchestrated five of Chick’s best loved pieces for “The New Crystal Silence”… “magnificent and creative arrangements”, said Pat Metheny.
He also was featured with Bill Bruford’s Earthworks for over four years and has an ongoing commitment with two award winning ensembles: The Lighthouse Project, and Acoustic Triangle. He is composer-in-residence at Newcastle University.
Garland has written for the LSO, RPO, Sydney Symphony, Boston Pops, Lincoln’s Symphony Nebraska, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, Westminster Abbey Choir and many other ensembles that appreciate his eclectic vision. He likes to refer to his wide-ranging output as a “Diverse Unity”.
“Garland is quietly, but quickly becoming one of the most important British jazz musicians in years”
“Not only a commanding saxophonist but a brilliantly inventive writer”
“One of my favourite saxophone players and composers”
“Garland has always sounded special, blessed with a weighty tone that
makes you switch on and want to listen, he is creative at speed and swings with momentum and grace”
“A world-class virtuoso”
-BBC music magazine
“Barnstorming solos, exemplary ensemble work, utterly distinctive”
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