Tim Garland

LONDON 606 Club
90 Lots Rd
SW10 0QD


The multi award-winning saxophonist Tim Garland is joined by Ernesto Simpson (drums), Yuri Goloubev (bass) and a rare partnering, these days, of Tim with Gwilym Simcock

One of the UK's leading jazz musicians, Tim Garland has, over the last 25 years, garnered a formidable international reputation not only as a jazz improviser of fluency, power and grace but also as a composer and arranger of remarkable clarity and breadth. Tim formed his first group in 1990, however it was in the late 90's when he was asked by the iconic US pianist Chick Corea to join his band, an association that lasts to this day, that Tim really cemented his reputation as a world-class performer. Winning a Grammy award for his orchestrations on Corea’s album The New Crystal Silence (on which he played tenor and soprano saxes, bass clarinet and flute), Tim also spent four years with Bill Bruford’s Earthworks and has been an important force with groups such as Storms/Nocturnes, Acoustic Triangle and his own award-winning Lighthouse Project. Receiving a Parliamentary Jazz Award for “Musician of the Year”, as a composer Tim has fulfilled commissions from the likes of the LSO, BBC Concert Orchestra and The Royal Northern Sinfonia and he is also celebrated as an arranger by a diverse array of artists, including Jean Luc Ponty, John Patitucci, The Royal Holloway and Westminster Choirs and NYJO. 

Effortlessly blending jazz with classical and folk music influences, Tim has fashioned a style uniquely his own and his albums, including his latest Weather Walker on Edition Records are a joy to hear. For this 606 programme Tim will showcase entirely new material composed specifically for this EFG London Jazz Festival performance, along with carefully chosen gems from previous recordings. 

"His level of genius is rare" Chick Corea

…one of the most important British Jazz musicians” Jazzwise

A world class player” Evening Standard

"Garland’s saxophone playing a joy" Observer

"Formidable and devastatingly creative" Guardian