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Tim Ballard

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: February 12, 1948 | Died: June 8, 2009    

Tim Ballard

TIM BALLARD (1948-2009) was a multi-faceted, master entertainer (vocal, saxophone, trumpet) whose career spanned over four decades and delighted audiences on a countless volume of music in many genres, including classic jazz, smooth jazz, soul, R&B (including Motown), rock, and standards. In 2008, Tim was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame as a member of the former Capitol Records group, Garry Mac and the Mac Truque (”Truqued Up! Alive in Concert” Capitol Records, 1969).

A 15-year veteran of the Las Vegas music scene, and a music entrepreneur for 46 years, Tim's name graced many major hotel and casino billboards as a headliner, such as Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Caesar's Palace, the Bellagio, Flamingo Hilton, the historic Desert Inn, and the MGM Grand. In May 2003, Tim headlined a two-hour commercial-free concert at the Stardust Wayne Newton Theatre, simulcast on Las Vegas' KOAS 107.5 “The Oasis”. Tim was also featured on the main stage at the former Hotel San Remo for the majority of those years. Finally, Tim served as the Assistant Music Director at both the former Desert Inn and Las Vegas Hilton hotels....
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Awards

Inductee, Kansas Music Hall of Fame (as member of Garry Mac and the Mac Truque), 2008

Award-winning entrepreneur of one of Dallas' best jazz nightclubs, "Tim Ballard's" - 1981- 1985.

Cover of Texas Jazz, Dallas, TX, 1982

(Dallas) Spotlight Reader's Poll - Best Male Vocalist, 3 years in a row (1982, 83, and 84)

”It puts a smile on my face to know that I am bringing Tim Ballard to our listeners. He tells the story as he sings. It is not just recant ... it is emotion, voice control, and the delivery that draws us in.” - Dr. Michael Matheny, Program Director, Classical and Jazz, RadioIO.com

“[Tim’s] music is absolutely “Astonishing” . . . like tears of joy on my soul.” -Antonio “Big Wave” Perna, Program Director, Radio Canale 4, Casalbore, (Avellino) Italy

“It's just plain tough for a male vocalist to make it in Dallas on his voice alone...but Tim Ballard has come out on top.” - Dale McFarland, Texas Jazz

“Tim is a veritable vocal canon of the classics in popular American music. His sophisticated presentation is sure and stylish, even though his roots are firmly planted in rhythm and blues, rock and roll and jazz...” - Lou Rawls

“...amazing how smoothly he shapes sound into time and tune.” - Redd Foxx

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