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Tim Ballard / Bio

TIM BALLARD (1948-2009) was a multi-faceted, master entertainer (vocal, saxophone, trumpet) whose career spanned over four decades and delighted audiences on a countless volume of music in many genres, including classic jazz, smooth jazz, soul, R&B (including Motown), rock, and standards. In 2008, Tim was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame as a member of the former Capitol Records group, Garry Mac and the Mac Truque (”Truqued Up! Alive in Concert” Capitol Records, 1969).

A 15-year veteran of the Las Vegas music scene, and a music entrepreneur for 46 years, Tim's name graced many major hotel and casino billboards as a headliner, such as Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Caesar's Palace, the Bellagio, Flamingo Hilton, the historic Desert Inn, and the MGM Grand. In May 2003, Tim headlined a two-hour commercial-free concert at the Stardust Wayne Newton Theatre, simulcast on Las Vegas' KOAS 107.5 “The Oasis”. Tim was also featured on the main stage next to the front door at the former Hotel San Remo (now Hooters Hotel and Casino) for over 13 years, virtually unheard of in Vegas! Finally, Tim served as the Assistant Music Director at both the former Desert Inn and Las Vegas Hilton hotels.

Prior to moving to Las Vegas in the early 1990s, Tim's music was an integral part of the Dallas jazz scene, allowing him to collaborate with producer Dave Zoller and great jazz pianist/trombonist Randy Wensel. Tim also owned and operated his own successful jazz nightclub, 'Tim Ballard's' (1981-1895), where he featured local jazz combos, smooth artists, vocalists, and even fronted a 17-piece big band as vocalist himself. Finally, Tim was also voted Best Jazz Vocalist for several years' running in the (Dallas, TX) Spotlight Magazine reader's poll and was featured on the covers of both Spotlight Jazz and the prominent jazz magazine Texas Jazz.

Tim has released two solo albums, 'Singing Positive to the People' (soul classics) and 'Easy Does It' (Great American Songbook / “standards”), but also appears as a guest vocalist on Lost Soul's album "Live at Pec Too" (2012).

At present, Tim's music is featured on the worldwide Internet radio stations Pandora.com, RKC (Ermont, France); KingFM (Berlin, Germany), WDGP Radio (Maryland, USA), and on RADIOIO.COM's: “Vocal Jazz” channel, as well as on many independent radio shows around the world.

To get a taste of the “TIMKAT Groove”, please visit our Web Portal at http://about.me/timkatent, follow us on Twitter @timkatent, or visit his Facebook Official site at https://www.facebook.com/timballardofficial. Our ReverbNation jukebox includes an impressive sampling of his music spanning a 40+ year period of recording and performing live.

Email TIMKAT Entertainment for more information at timkatent@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!

The Classmen (Kansas City - 1963-1967)
Garry Mac and the Mac Truque (Kansas City - Capitol Records - 1967-1971 - signed to label from 1969-1971)
Full Flavor (Oklahoma City - 1971)
The 50 Foot Hose (Oklahoma City - 1971-1978)
Solo Career (Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Las Vegas - 1978-2009)

General Info

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Tim Ballard
Artist Name
Tim Ballard
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R&B/Soul / Jazz / Smooth Jazz

Contact Info

Dallas, TX
Kathryn Ballard Shut

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