Born: July 30, 1981 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Tim Veeder is a professional saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, composer, arranger and educator based in the New York, NY area.
Born and raised in the small upstate NY town of Gloversville, Tim Veeder picked up his first saxophone at the age of 11. During his high school years Tim played his first professional gigs in the local horn-rock band Cleen Street and the OverEasy Horns, alongside his band teacher, mentor and cousin John Savage.
In 1999 Tim moved to Albany, NY to attend The College of Saint Rose where he studied music education and saxophone under Paul Evoskevich and Mark Vinci. Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education (cum laude) in 2003 and his Master of Science degree also in Music Education in 2007.
Tim was a staple of the Albany, NY music scene through 2007 playing at numerous clubs, concert halls and regional events with many well-known local bands. The most notable of these being The Burners UK where he played throughout the United States and abroad in places such as Washington DC, Atlanta, GA, the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, Mexico, Montreal and at The Atlantis Resort in Bahamas, as well as at many national Democratic and Republican events. Tim's saxophone playing was also featured on many local and regional television shows, including a national TV broadcast of the Mike & the Mad Dog sports talk show on the YES Network.
In 2007 Tim decided to take his saxophone playing and teaching to New York City. He has shared the stage with many world-renowned musicians such as Richie Cannata (Billy Joel), The NYPD Jazz Ensemble, Jake Hertzog (The Naked Brothers Band), Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow), Marc Ford (Black Crowes), and stick player Steve Adelson. Tim also plays frequently with actor Danny Aiello as a featured soloist, including an appearance on the Mike Huckabee Show for the FOX News Network.
Tim currently plays extensively throughout the New York City area and around the nation with a number of different groups. He also teaches music at the White Plains Public Schools, ranked nationally as one of the “Top 100 Schools in Music Education” by the NAMM Organization and is a “National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence”. His recorded works include Live at Freedom Park and APB with the Alan Payette Band, Through It All by John Savage, Live with The Burners UK, and Five Gorillas Walk Into A Bar... with the Gas House Gorillas.
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Tim Veeder holds a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) and a Master of Science degree both in Music Education and from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. He has taught students of all ages and ability levels in public schools and private lesson settings for years and is available for private lessons throughout the NYC area including Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey. Tim currently teaches 7th & 8th grade band and conducts the middle school jazz ensemble at White Plains Public Schools in White Plains, NY.