Tim Brey is a young in-demand jazz pianist living in Philadelphia, and a recent graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies. He has had the privilege of performing in small groups led by Norman David, Dick Oatts, Noah Preminger, Joanna Pascale, Terell Stafford, and John Swana.
At just 24 years old, Brey has performed internationally at the “Keep an Eye on Jazz” competition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2012), and with saxophonist Raymond McMorrin in Urayasu and Fukishima, Japan (2013).
Brey’s extensive knowledge of the Great American Songbook and his commitment to keeping jazz fresh and relevant in an evolving, modern musical climate have made him a premier jazz solo pianist, leader, and sideman in Philadelphia and beyond.
Every Sunday he can be found running the “Midtown Jazz Jam with Tim Brey Trio” at Time Restaurant and Whiskey Bar in downtown Philadelphia. He also performs solo regularly on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Prime Rib in Rittenhouse Square.
Notable recent performances include the Tim Brey Trio opening for the Philly Pops in Commonwealth Plaza at the Kimmel Center (March-May 2015), Tim Brey Quartet at the 2015 Midtown Village Fall Festival, 2015 Lancaster Ave Jazz Fest with Vince Turnbull, 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference with the Earl Philips Big Band, 2014 Somers Point Jazz Festival with John Swana, the 2014 Berks Jazz Festival with Seth Ebersole, 2013 Rochester Jazz Festival with Terell Stafford and 2013 International Society of Bassists Convention with Peter Paulsen.