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Tim Gill and his All-Stars are not your grandfather's big band.

Their irresistable cocktail of swinging, vintage groove mixed with hip, youthful energy puts a 21st century spin on the iconic crooner image.

Downbeat award-winning Singer, Trumpeter, and arranger Tim Gill plunges into the fray with his high-octane enxemble of world-class entertainers. He crafts a new take on American Songbook classics and serves up unique, ear-catching original tunes; whether they are packing a dance floor or heating up a happening night spot, Tim Gill and his All-Stars always deliver a one-of-a-kind show you'll never forget.

Convinced that a male vocalist fronting a big band didn't have to resort to hackneyed Sinatra covers, arranger/vocalist/trumpeter Tim Gill sought to give new life to the genre using spanking-new, creative arrangements and a unique blend of musicians who possessed extraordinary onstage charisma. As Tim puts it: “I didn't want to do the same old thing. I wanted to take the classic American Paradigm of the nightclub 'crooner' and big band, and look at it from a modern-day perspective; both in the energy of the show and the material we cover.” The result is a slam-bang mashup of old-school groove & grit with new-school flair, a band that covers everything from Cole Porter, to Ray Charles, to The Turtles.

But it ain't just about the man behind the mic- they're called the “All-Stars” for a reason. “My goal with the All-Stars was to assemble a group of friends whose personality and rapport would make the music something special,” says Tim. Given their long history together, each of the 10 All-Stars brings not only their unique musicality to the project, but a healthy dose of slapstick hi-jinks as well.

The Tim Gill All-Stars debut album, “Bon Appetit,” was released in December 2010, and showcases the band's signature hard-swinging style. It's currently enjoying widespread airplay on such prominent radio stations as KJAZZ 88.1 FM.

--About Tim Gill--

Tim Gill is a Downbeat award-winning Los Angeles based trumpeter, vocalist, and composer. His unique style of writing and playing have been featured with such artists as Wayne Bergeron, Nicholas Payton, Branford Marsalis, Bobby Shew, Gilbert Castellanos, and Clark Terry; on the Ellen Degeneres Show (NBC), and at Universal Studios, Hollywood and the Disneyland resort- to name a few! His studio work has been featured on such album releases as "Birthday Suit" and "End of the Hits" by San Diego's acclaimed pop band, Bill, and "Just Swingin' Around" and "Swingcats Swing" by the Swingcats Big Band.

In addition to leading his All-Star Big Band and Quintet at venues throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Tim maintains an active teaching schedule as a private instructor and as a clinician/ajudicator for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Assosciation (SCSBOA). When he's not playing, writing, or teaching, he's spending time with his three beautiful children- Amelie, Aiden, and Angel.

Tim Gill joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 17, 2011