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NoHo Arts District Live Jazz !
Tim Moran brings traditional Jazz guitar to the NoHo Arts
District in North Hollywood.
Tim Moran has been playing jazz guitar for more than 25 years. He studied with jazz legends Joe Pass and Howard Roberts and graduated from Musicians Institute (GIT/MIT)
when it's curriculum was geared toward live jazz
performance and budding studio musicians. Tim played
guitar and bass on hundreds of LA area studio recording sessions during 1980s.
Timís also an accomplished arranger and plays bass, keyboards and drums on many of his own jazz arrangements.
Prior to attending Musicians Institute Tim studied music theory, performance and arranging at Washington State University.
Tim's playing style was primarily influenced by horn
players, vocalists and other guitarists including: Bird,
Coltrane, Dizzy, Miles, Wes, Ella, Sarah Vaughan, Billie
Holiday, Clapton, Page, Beck, BB King, Joe Pass, Stevie
Ray Vaughan, George Benson, Tommy Tedesco, Howard
Roberts, Pat Methany, Jim Hall and Pat Martino.
The videos above feature
Tim Moran and Jazz Vocalist Scotti Austin
live at NoHo Gallery LA perfoming All of Me, God Bless The Child,
All The Things You Are and A Foggy Day. Filmed by Louis Elovitz
playing bass at private party in LA's House of Blues
Tim performs and has recorded dozens of Jazz combo arrangements of Jazz standards ranging from "As Time Goes By" to "When Sunny Gets Blue". The theme of many of the selections is romance. Songs include "All of Me", "Isn't it Romantic", "All The Things You Are", "Misty" and "Body and Soul". Most arrangements feature Piano, Bass and Drums rhythm section with Guitar as the featured solo instrument.