TIM WHITMER PRODUCTIONS
From the initial contact to the final notes of the performance, Tim Whitmer Productions (TWP) offers unparalleled professionalism while making your next event more entertaining than ever!
In addition to his celebrity status as a club and concert entertainer, Tim Whitmer has, become the entertainer of choice for Kansas City's highest profile corporate and social events.
Whitmer epitomizes Kansas City's swing jazz legacy. Swing represents an era of jazz music most listeners associate with Duke Ellington or Count Basie. Swing's accessible style focuses on melody highlighted by solo instrumental improvisations which are intelligible interpretations of the original tune. Audiences are familiar with the up tempo swing hits "Kansas City," "In the Mood," and "Route 66." Ballads such as "Unforgettable" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" originated in swing's era. Without trying to be all things to all people, swing jazz appeals to a broad range of ages and tastes. Younger listeners enjoy the retrospective sound popularized by Harry Connick, Jr.'s movie soundtracks and rejuvenated by Tony Bennett's vocal albums. Older audiences nostalgically relive the swing era itself.
Whitmer's staff of musicians, KC Express, further reinforce the age-spanning appeal of swing. He's backed by the best artists in Kansas City, mixing musicians who originated swing's sound with younger talents who carefully preserve the swing tradition. Whether providing upbeat piano solo to backdrop a cocktail party, or leading a six-piece band for a dance floor full of guests, Whitmer uses his more than 20 years of professional experience to interact with each unique audience. The result is unabashed fun.
To support Whitmer's outstanding performances from behind the scenes, Whitmer established Tim Whitmer Productions in 1988. Quality entertainment depends on appropriate selection of instrumentation, correct number of pieces for the event's size, and impeccable event timing. TWP's management team is experienced in all aspects of event-planning which helps its clients create entertainment to enhance the entire event's quality. And to respond to onsite client needs, Whitmer brings a trained road manager and sound engineer to each event.
OTHER ENTERTAINING OPTIONS
By popular demand, Tim Whitmer now is available to emcee the activities for your event. His dynamic, humorous and approachable style elevates the sometimes prefunctory portions of an event to a highly entertaining level.
JAZZ APPRECIATION 101
Chuck Haddix, well-known jazz authority and Director of the Marr Sound Archives at Kansas City's UMKC, joins pianist Tim Whitmer and his jazz quartet to present an informative and entertaining history of jazz. It's the perfect pub crawl prelude or alternative.
Commemorate your special occasion, or thank those who made it all happen, with personalized, autographed recordings of Tim Whitmer and KC's best jazz artists featured on cassette or CD. Quantity discounts are available.
Artist - Entertainer - Pianist - Church Musician - Emcee
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