Tim Oram

Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies-Sydney Conservatorium,
Soprano sax/Alto Sax/Tenor Sax/Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet

Few musicians can claim the national and international experience that puts Tim Oram at the top of his profession working as a performer and arranger with some of the world's great artists and bands in a demanding and diverse career path of some twenty five years.

A multi- instrumentalist and director of the acclaimed Sydney Jazz Orchestra, Tim plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, piccolo, clarinet and flute, giving him the versatility and skills needed for the demands of the rolex replica uk music business ranging across live performance in large and small ensembles, recording sessions, stage shows and TV.

With work on over thirty musicals to his credit, including West Side Story Phantom of the Opera, Rocky Horror Show, Saturday Night Fever, Miss Saigon, Grease, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (both in Australia and the West End) and Annie just to name a few, his expertise and depth of knowledge puts him firmly in the 'must have' category for bands and orchestras.

Tim's recording sessions for movie soundtracks also underscores his ability to provide the talents required - including Crocodile Hunter, Hard Knox, The Night they Called it a Day (starring Melanie Griffith) South Pacific,Black Balloon and the Baz Lurhmann production of "Australia".

His professional association with big name artists and bands - whether arranging, or performing, also spans a omega replica long list too numerous to mention. Names like Powderfinger, Silverchair, Natalie Cole, Bobby Shew, Bob Mintzer, Buddy Greco, Ian Moss, Doug Parkinson , Maria Schneider and Queen - who used Tim's horn arrangements - are just some of the star entertainers to have called on his expertise.

His extraordinary talents have also created opportunities for Tim to engage with internationally renowned artists such as Indonesian pop star Ahmed Dhani, US jazz trombone master Jim Pugh (a member of Steely Dan's backing group) and legendary trumpeter Don Rader.

Three years working on the West End production of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", says a great deal about Tim's reputation as an accomplished and totally professional musician, writing orchestrations for five of the show's songs, and playing in the show's orchestra. His experience in London also saw him performing with some of the replica watches uk sale top contemporary jazz artists, as well as performances of some of his arrangements by the prestigious London Jazz Orchestra. Leading British trumpeter Noel Langley describes Tim as an accomplished writer and arranger possessing rare 'spirit and energy".

While live performance talents are part of Tim Oram's persona, its his real passion for writing and arranging that puts him on another level in the music industry. He cites influences such as Nelson Riddle, Bill Holman (who arranged for Stan Kenton) Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson the jazz musician whose writing and arrangements were lapped up by Hollywood film and TV producers.

His highly recognisable musical and artistic trademark is a unique talent for innovative blending of pop/rock culture with big band jazz in his writing and arranging, drawing inspiration from all genres including the classics, with the ultimate aim of producing accessible music.

"I enjoy the process of writing a chart so swiss replica watches that it's eternal", he says. If it's good people will still want to play it long after it's written". I'm happy to write what people want to hear with arrangements that retain the quality and integrity of the original piece.

Tim is also ready to provide groups for any occasion from small private functions to large corporate events. Whether its cool jazz, funk, swing, or intimate background music, Tim is able to assemble the finest musicians in the industry to give any event the final musical professional touch.

Teaching Experience

·? St. Patrick's College Strathfield
·? Manly High School Stage Band
·? North Sydney Girls High School Big Band
·? State Schools Senior Music Camps
·? Southern Cross University Jazz and Arranging Departments ( Lismore )
·? Fort St High School
·? Moriah College
·? Killara High School
·? Barker College
·? St. Luke's Manly
·? Epping Boys High School
·? Wahroonga Public School
·? Baulkham Hills High School Big Band ( Gold awards- Yamaha Band festival-2006 & 2007)
·? S.C.E.G.G.S Big Band
·? North Sydney boys High School Big Band

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