Enjoy Tim's "Ragtime Piano Show". Tim also plays blues, jazz and classical piano concerts AND leads jazz bands for dinner, dancing or the concert stage. I have performed all over the world and am ready willing and able to travel anywhere. Want to hear and see Tim? Search Tim Barton Ragtime Piano Concert or Tim Barton Classical Piano Recital. The BEST in the Midwest!
Price Range: $250 and up (travel, duration, #of side musicians)
Gig Length: 45 - 540 minutes
What to Expect
Would be a pleasure to perform for your event. I will work with you beforehand to make sure every detail is outlined and properly prepared. I enjoy my life's work as a pianist and it shows when I play. My Ragtime Piano Concert has received great reviews all around the world. As does my Classical Piano Recital (featuring Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue). I lead great jazz bands for dinner, dancing, in clubs and concert halls.
Timothy J Barton - Pianist, Composer, Producer. Tim performs as a Ragtime, Blues, Jazz and Classical Pianist. He also is an experienced Jazz band leader, playing parties, clubs, dances and concerts.
- Continue to grow as a person, obtain continued success in the world of music, business and the arts.
- 40 years as a professional in music and business
- 11 years on round the world travel performances
- Famous “Ragtime Piano Concert”
- 6 years as officer and music director at Princess cruises.
- Works well with all people, maintains excellent health (born July 18, 1956).
1976 - 1981 Bachelor Degree, North Park College, Chicago, IL.
1981 - 1983 Masters Degree, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
1983 - 1985 Coursework for Doctorate in Pedagogy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Continued as Instructor of Music at North Park College (1985 - 86), Group Piano and Jazz Piano Instructor at Northwestern Univ. during Pedagogy studies.
Additional Booking Notes
I have my own keyboards, amps, mics and transportation. I am used to setting up in small spaces. My bands are also completely ready to play.
Past Booked Events
|November 14, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Mariano's Glenview, Il|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Gallery, Metawa, Il. (Private)|
|November 03, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The "Ponds", Lincolnshire, Il.|
|November 01, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Mariano's, Chicago, Il.|
Ragtime - Scott Jolin's The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag and other Ragtime favorites. Early Jazz by Louis Armstrong, Piano Boogie Woogie, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. Contemporary music including the Beatles, Elvis, Stevie Wonder and so many others. My set list is defined by your requests. You tell me what kind of music you want to hear and I will draw up a customized list!
Influences & Inspiration
Great piano playing from all styles and periods. I love Chopin, Mozart, Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Bill Evans, contemporary music as well. Jazz, Rock, Funk, Folk, Pop are all included in my musical life.
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