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Tim Chernikoff

Tim Chernikoff is a Jazz pianist originally from Palo Alto, California. His style integrates the jazz tradition with a fresh approach drawing from the styles of inspirations such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and current artists such as Robert Glasper, Aaron Parks and Taylor Eigsti. He started learning exclusively from a classical approach at age 6, until high school when he started playing in the jazz band. Around that time, he was inspired by his older brother to learn how to play music from an improvisational, collaborative approach. Also being inspired by local musicians such as Eigsti and the many artists he encountered while attending the Stanford Jazz Workshop, he studied jazz throughout High School, learning from a local teacher named Bill Susmann. He currently studies Jazz Performance the University of North Texas. Where he has studied piano with Stefan Karlsson and Dan Haerle. He has performed with musicians in the DFW area such as Adonis Rose, The Rebel Alliance Jazz Orchestra, the Brad Leali / Shelley Carrol Big Band, and more.


”Extremely inventive in both his improvisation and composition!” -Dan Hearle
Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


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