International performer and educator added to vibe roster
Artist biography Tim Horner
Tim Horner began playing the drums at the age of ten. His influences rest primarily with musical parents. His introduction with music began by singing in the church choir at a very early age and by the 4th grade he began playing violin, viola, and drums in his public school music programs. This continued through high school while also joining The Roanoke Civic Orchestra and attending numerous summer music camps. Upon entering Berklee College of Music in 1974 he made drumming and the goal of being a professional jazz drummer his dream.
Tim Horner's first major professional work was with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, which he joined in 1978. After a year on the road Tim returned to Boston leading his own bands, finishing his Bachelors Degree in Performance @ Berklee, recording and performing with many artists including Miroslav Vitous, John Scofield, Jack Wilkins, Buddy Defranco and Bob Mover.
In 1980, following his six years in Boston, Tim Horner moved to New York City and for 26 years has offered his experience, knowledge and skills as one of New York's in demand jazz drummers and has traveled extensively in the US, Europe, the Balkans, Asia, North and South America with some of the world's greatest jazz talents, performing concerts, clubs, recordings, teaching and master classes.
Some of the artists Tim Horner has worked with include: Warne Marsh, Hank Jones, Helen Merrill, Ernestine Anderson, George Mraz, Miroslav Vitous, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, Richie Cole, Joe Locke, Ed Howard, Frank Kimbrough, Ted Nash, Ben Allison, The Jazz Composers Collective, Wynton Marsalis, The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mark Murphy, Joe Williams, Carol Sloane, Roseanna Vitro, Dena Derose, Sarah James, Bill Mays, Bob Kindred/Ann Phillips & The Jazz Nativity, The MaryAnn McSweeney Quintet, The Mike Fahn Band, Vic Juris, Dave Liebman, Billy Drewes, Dick Oatts, Corey Christiansen, The Stryker/Slagle Band, John Hart Trio, The Rufus Reid Quintet and Linear Surroundings, John Dimartino, Bill Gerheardt & Cotangent, Mark Sherman, Marc Mommaas, Alan Farnham, and Tomoko Ohno.
In 2004 Tim Horner traveled through 5 Balkan countries in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus representing the U.S. State Department as a member of “The Jazz Ambassadors”, an ambassador of cultural exchange with the Roseanna Vitro Quartet.
For The past three years Tim Horner has been a regular substitute with The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra @ NY’s Village Vanguard as well as traveling to Europe and other local New York area venues.
Tim Horner is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. and studied percussion with Dean Anderson, drums with Keith Copeland and drumming concepts with bassist Miroslav Vitous.
His quintet, featuring vibraphonist Joe Locke and bassist Ed Howard, won the first Hennessey Jazz Search in 1985. He has conducted clinics, classes and seminars and currently teaches jazz ensembles and jazz drumming at New Jersey City University.
Projects recently released include cd’s and/or dvd’s with Vic Juris Quartet, Roseanna Vitro (Roseanna Vitro & Trio featuring Kenny Werner), Bill Gerhardt and Cotangent, John Hart Trio plus Joe Locke, Bob Schneider Sextet featuring Joe Locke, The Mark Sherman Quintet, plus The Rufus Reid Quintet.
Subbing regularly for John Riley with the Village Vanguard Orchestra as well as many other gigs and recordings around the NY area as well as teaching drum studies @ New Jersey City University. Tim is also working on his first recorded works of original compositions which will be recorded on February 8th 2011.