"You're our piano man! KC's jazz pianist Tim Whitmer heads for New York. From Waldo to Sedona, Quality Hill to L.A., Unity Temple to Carnegie Hall, Whitmer takes his Kansas City swing jazz style to the top of the music scene."
"Some years ago a man with a dream, Tim Whitmer, mentioned to his business manager, Lou Dare, that his wish was to play Carnegie Hall by the time he turned 45. A man of high ambition some would say. Still others would declare, 'If anyone can do it, Tim can.' While most of us can only fantasize about such things, Tim realizes them."
New York Times ...
"Tim Whitmer plays with a light-hearted sense of joy. Tim Whitmer plays everything from blues to Bill Evans to be-bop."
The Kansas City Star ...
"His masterful touch on the Folly's gorgeous baby grand piano was a show stopper and momentarily turned the performance into a showcase for a concert pianist ... The two-hour show was practically flawless and delightfully deserving of the two standing ovations it evoked from the Folly Theater crowd."
Sedona Times ...
"The momentum of the performance is carried by Tim Whitmer with a snap of the fingers, a brash of quick chords, and exclamation!"
San Jose Mercury News ...
"Tight, bright, and swinging."
The Kansas City Evening News ...
"The lanky keyboard artist gives a great, Tin Pan Alley act. Very light and upbeat, a nice mix of standards and his own stylish works."
Ingram's Magazine - Martha Sandven Lock Just Off The Street - Inner City Youth Benefit from Kind-Hearted Kansas Citians
"On Thursday, November 7, 2002 Kansas City based jazz pianist Tim Whitmer emceed the first OFF THE STREET fund raiser benefiting three non-profit arts agencies serving inner city youth. The event included dinner, silent auction, benefit concert and an after-dinner party. Performers included Hugh Merrill, Tom Sciacca, Len Matthies, Ida McBeth, Bobby Watson and The Scamps."
JAM Magazine's Scrapple from the Apple - Russ Dantzler
"The Pride of Kansas City" is how Jim Mair introduced his associate Tim Whitmer to approximately 260 people at a nearly full Weill Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall) on November 15. Audience members, many of whom had traveled from Kansas City, loved the introduction, as well as the concert that followed.
Artist - Entertainer - Pianist - Church Musician - Emcee