Tim Garcia - Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Recording Artist, Nice Guy
One of our area's finest pianists, St. Louis' own Tim Garcia has played for thousands of engagements throughout the U.S. over the past 25 years. He has worked extensively as a solo pianist, yet he has many years of experience working with jazz duos, trios and big bands. He has performed in a wide variety of venues including corporate and private functions, dances, banquets, reunions, radio, television, holiday get-togethers, sing-a-longs, etc...
Tim has performed in Master classes with saxophonists James Moody, Eric Alexander, drummers Peter Erskine, bassists Chuck Deardorf and John Clayton. He has also participated in Master classes with pianists Andy Laverne, Frank Mantooth, Mark Levine, Dan Haerle, Bill Mays, Harry Pickens and Billy Taylor. It is apparent when you hear him play; his style is smooth and sophisticated, and his reharmonizations and attention to detail demonstrate why he is one of St. Louis' top pianists, not to mention a favorite among singers!
In 1995 the Tim Garcia Trio was formed and the group is frequently showcased at many of our areas leading concert halls, country clubs, festivals and nightclubs. Tim has completed his Masters Degree in Music at Webster University in 2005.
Tim is dedicated to sharing his love of jazz through teaching. By using the magic and mystery of jazz, he is able to help people live more fulfilling, rewarding, joyful and productive lives.
Tim is currently Adjunct Faculty at Webster University and Maryville University teaching computer music classes. He also teaches piano privately in his studio in Kirkwood, MO, emphasizing the three "T's" theory, technique and tunes. Tim also teaches arranging, solo and group piano styles, as well as pop/rock, Latin and blues styles. He combines masterful music-making with powerful insights into the "skills of jazz" to empower, inform and inspire people one audience at a time.