Tim Whitmer is the prodigal son of Kansas City Jazz. He cut his key teeth on the likes of Jay McShann, Mary Lou Williams and Count Basie. Under the tutelage of George Salisbury he honed his own unique style and has treated audiences from all over the world to a taste of Kansas City swing jazz.
When Whitmer played New York jazz clubs, the Village Voice called him the best swing band to come out of Kansas City since Jay McShann.
His classical training is the basis of his broad performance skills and music writing abilities.
Tim performs regularly at top jazz venues in Kansas City. He also hosts a monthly concert series, Spirituality and All That Jazz at Unity Temple on the Plaza, which showcases the incredible wealth of local Kansas City Jazz talent.
One of his greatest musical accomplishments was to fulfill his life-long dream of playing Carnegie Hall. Tim performed a special concert of this original music at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in the Fall of 1998.
He has several recordings to his credit that reflect his diverse styling as well as paying tribute to the beat that makes Kansas City Swing!
Artist - Entertainer - Pianist - Church Musician - Emcee
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