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August Musical Artist of the Month – Tim McDonald

A proud native of Cleveland Heights, saxophonist Tim McDonald got his start in the NE Ohio music scene in high school playing with local swing and blues groups. He quickly became obsessed with the sounds of Black American Music and began listening as muchas he could. With an amazing support system from his parents, teachers and local musicians Tim was able to continue his education beyond his degree from Kent State. He is a member of Ernie Krivda’s Fat Tuesday Big Band and leads his own quartet. Tim also teaches locally including coaching the jazz combos at his alma mater Cleveland Heights High School.

His latest project is exploring music through his own compositions using a quartet as the vehicle. The influences for this music come from Black America and global folk influences.

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