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TIM GARLAND saxophones, composition and bandleader


Tim Garland is one of the most versatile musicians in the UK. Highly skilled as an instrumentalist, composer and bandleader, Garland has developed a highly original voice with a marriage of diverse influences combined with unique and varied line-ups. With years on the road with Chick Corea’s Vigil, Garland has built a formidable reputation as one of the leading British Jazz musicians, equally at home with an orchestra or small ensemble.

His latest release ‘Songs to the North Sky’, a double album released on Edition Records in May 2014, saw him collaborate with Royal Northern Sinfonia, bassist John Patitucci and percussionist Asaf Sirkis. The second disc, a celebratory expansion of his previous Lighthouse Project, features pianists Geoffrey Keezer, Jason Rebello and John Turville, percussionist Asaf Sirkis and guitarists Ant Law and Don Paterson (who harks right back to Tim’s Lammas days from the early 1990’s).

With a new home at Edition, his continued involvement as Chick Corea’s regular saxophonist and now writing collaborator as well as the acclaimed release of ‘Songs to the North Sky’, saw his musical career took on a new gravitas and vision.

‘Return to the Fire’, released in October 2015, was a special edition vinyl and download only release featuring an all-star British Jazz line-up that celebrates some of the music and the musicians that have inspired Tim Garland’s career.

In May 2016, Tim released ‘One’, the no. 1 Jazzwise Album of the Year 2016.

In June 2018, Tim will release ‘Weather Walker’ the atmospheric and unfailingly melodic new orchestral album that takes its inspiration from awe inspiring scenery of The Lake District featuring regular collaborators with special guest Pablo Held and a 35 piece string orchestra.


‘Sure footed virtuosity….a dazzling standard’. THE TIMES

‘Formidable and devastatingly creative’. THE GUARDIAN

‘His level of genius is rare’. CHICK COREA

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