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New York 2018 ISPA Congress - Tim Ries
New York 2018 ISPA Congress
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Tim Ries

Session 1 | Art and Conflict
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Tim Ries | Speaker

(United States)

Saxophonist, composer, arranger, producer & educator

Tim Ries has had a unique and varied career, beginning in 1983 with Maynard Ferguson. He moved to NYC in 1985 & since then his performing and recording credits include: The Rolling Stones from 1999-present, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Michael Jackson, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovette, & Jazz Greats Red Garland, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Chico Hamilton, Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson, Tony Bennett, Louie Bellson, Dave Liebman, Al Foster, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Bela Szakcsi Lakatos & Maria Schneider.

Tim was a member of the Prism Saxophone Quartet from 1993-2003. He's released 9 CDs as the leader. His last two discs Tim Ries Quintet & Tim Ries Quintet Vol II are live perfomances at Smalls Jazz Club.

In 2005 and 2008, he released The Rolling Stones Project & Stones World, both are his versions of Stones classics arranged in jazz & world music genres. They have drawn rave reviews across the globe. Guest artists featured on these discs include: all the Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Milton Nascimento, Sara Baras, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Larry Goldings, Franck Amsallem, Eddie Palmieri, Brian Blade & Ana Moura.

His latest collaborations are with the great flamenco dancer Sara Baras and The East Gipsy Band from Budapest. Tim has taught saxophone and composition at The New School, Rutgers University, The City University of New York & The University of Toronto.

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