MAT in Music Education from Lehman College (CUNY), BFA in Jazz Instrumental Performance from The City College of New York (CUNY)
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Hearing the soulful and funky music during 70’s & 80’s inspired Tim to fuse the music styles of funk, jazz, and R&B as his musical pallet.
Tim Wicks comes from a music family and began playing saxophone at the age of eight. Tim’s development as a musician began in the city school’s music program. His first music classes were in elementary school. Under the instruction of Calvin Cage, Tim began to learn how to play the sax and read music. In addition to his school education, Tim was performing with Dangerous Intersection, Syndrome Band & Show and the Tim Wicks Band at nightclubs, concerts, and parties playing various styles of music from funk, R&B, jazz, rock, and classical.
After graduating from high school, Tim Wicks attended Virginia Commonwealth University. At VCU, Tim Wicks had the opportunity to play with a host of great musicians attending VCU and living in the city of Richmond, Virginia.
In the mid eighties, Tim moved to New York City. His first gig in NYC was playing at the world-famous Apollo Theater. Tim has made music appearances with the Dave Matthews Band, Andre Ward, Mike Phillips, John D’earth, Zilo Groove, Creative Arts Ensemble, Keith Gamble and the Blues Cruise,The City College Jazz & Hard Bop Ensembles, as well as performing in the off-Broadway rock musical Characters and the film, Kill Your Darlings, directed by John Krokidas.
As a music educator, he has had the opportunity to teach and inspire young minds to excel in music with the Yonkers Public Schools, Rochester City School District and with various charter schools in New York City.
Tim Wicks received his M.A.T. in Music from Lehman College and B.F.A.in Jazz Performance from The City College of New York. As well as, saxophone studies with NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson, Rich Perry, John Purcell, Sam Newsome and Music Theory with Dr. Roland Wiggins.
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