Tim Armacost




United States

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Bad-a** NYC tenor player – you may have heard him with the likes of Al Foster, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, John Patitucci, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Peter Erskine or Roy Hargrove.

Tim is a recipient of the prestigious Doris Duke/CMA “New Works” award. And four of his compositions were arranged by Michael Abene and Jim McNeely and recorded by the acclaimed Metropole Orchestra.

Wynton Marsalis commissioned Tim’s original composition & arrangement, “The Repose in All Things,” which is featured on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s recent recording “Jazz and Art II.”

Tim has recorded 14 albums as a leader, performed on more than 60 as a sideman, and has recorded over 100 original songs and arrangements.

His most recent recording, Time Being, feat. Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and Bob Hurst, received 4 stars in Downbeat magazine.

A widely respected educator, he taught at the Jamey Aebersold and Stanford Summer Jazz Workshops, Queens College in NYC and gave clinics at universities all over the world.

Tim is also the author of “The Jazz Saxophone Book” (Sher Music).


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