Background & Experience
Tim Coffman is one of the most active trombonists and teachers in the Chicago area. A graduate of the prestigious Jazz Studies program at Indiana University, Mr. Coffman worked closely with David Baker. He was awarded the PerformerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Certificate after his Senior Recital.
Mr. Coffman is in demand for studio and show work and has performed with Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Andy Williams, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, The Tempatations, Louie Bellson, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Frank Wess, Bassist Ron Carter, Johnny Griffin, Kurt Elling, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Arturo Sanduval, Tom Harrell, Johnny Mathis, Paul Anka, Al Jarreau, Henry Mancini, Stevie Wonder, Diane Schur, Jimmy Heath, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Joe Lovano, Lennie Niehaus, Slide Hampton and many others. He performed in the pit for the world premiere of Ã¢â‚¬Å“The ProducersÃ¢â‚¬Â and also performed with the Chicago Symphony playing Lead Trombone in the Duke Ellington Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nutcracker.Ã¢â‚¬Â He also performed on the recording of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Porgy and BessÃ¢â‚¬Â featuring Clark Terry and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. This recording was nominated for Jazz Album of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.