Born: April 20, 1977
Tim Collins has been called a “world-class vibes player” (CJSR-FM), “a distinctive vibraphone voice” (Radio One FM), a “musician of fire” (Washington Post) and “nothing less than exemplary” (Downbeat Magazine). His original music has been described as “thoughtful, probing composition” (Downbeat), “universal and vibrant (Blogcritics.org), stunning sophisticated jazz (PBS Australia). Tim has released two albums as a leader and has travelled the world with his own group and as a sideman. He has performed and recorded with Donny McCaslin, Antonio Sanchez, Sam Barsh, George Porter Jr., John Ellis, Thomas Barber, Aaron Parks, Ingrid Jensen and Charlie Hunter.
Collins' music doesn't behave. In fact, it seems to make up
it's own rules.
'Fade' contains jazz, minimalism, funk, pop, and rock music.
stereotypes of what the vibraphone can do. The amazing
thing is that it all
makes perfect sense. Mark Saleski
This is one of the best vibraphonists that I've heard in years.
creativity really shines through, not to mention Tim and the
brought a refreshing new sound to the table for us to
Reyes, KVMR 89.5 FM Nevada City/Sacramento CA
Collins' vibraphone style, which is pleasant, mature, and full