MandAlone: The BOOK also available - all arrangements in notation and tab, free sample too!
"A world class mandolinist" - Mandolin Magazine
As a veteran teacher and workshop presenter, Tim has taught at the Alaska Folk Arts Camp and the Wintergrass Festival School among many other music camps. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Additionally, Tim was a contributor to the number-one selling mandolin instructional book, "Mandolin for Dummies". He is also in-demand as an ensemble coach for both professional and amateur groups of all styles and instruments, helping bands improve their sound and overall vision and cleaning up arrangements as they head into the recording studio.
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Jo Pellegrini, Director of Aurora Mandolin Orchestra
“Stumptown Swing qualifies as one of the year’s best jazz recordings. Connell’s technique has never been better - the flurry of notes fly out of his mandolin like machine gun bullets, each one hitting their mark."
Mandolin Magazine album review
Don Stiernberg, America's premiere jazz mandolinist
"...a collection of clear and concise gems. The music always has focus and authenticity - groove meets melody, harmony and energy!"
Mike Marshall, American mandolin legend
“Tim’s playing was just amazing this year…genuine, unique and beautiful.”
CMSA Journal Review of Mandolin Symposium 2012
“I can’t stop listening to this remarkable CD! Tasteful, graceful improvisations, beautiful arrangements, a distinctive, clean, evocative tone - obvious understanding and respect for the music.”
CD Baby Review of “Vignettes”
Hilary Field, classical guitarist
“I have heard a great deal of live music, but will never forget Sunday evening's performance - simply amazing!”
Tacoma, WA fan
“I just saw your performance of Floraux and have to tell you how utterly blown away I am.”
Amy Burcham, mandolinist/writer
“Thanks for the amazing show! You never fail to amaze me - come back soon!
Susan Johnson, concert host
“Foi por sorte que eu encontei Tim Connell em Portland, Oregon, EUA. Ele e um parceiro tocam choro autentico aqui nos EUA. Os shows dele são ótimos - ele ajuda manter esta genero de música viva.”
Free Gift This Week...
I made a Tom Petty Sing-Along book (chords and lyrics) for a couple of old pals who are huge Petty fans. But, I bet some of you might also like to have a Tom Petty singalong right about now, so HERE it is.
Monthly "4th Thursday" swing dance!
CD Release Show for "June Apple", Tim's new fiddle-tunes duet album with Eric Skye.
Monthly "First Sundays" Mandolin Workshop in Seattle. All welcome, newcomers, walk-ins, etc...
Swing Dance night with Lindy Hop Society - Tim will front Stumptown Swing for two full sets after the 8pm dance lesson.
Classical PDX-Sponsored show - performing a duet piece composed by Brian Oberlin, with Brian Oberlin! Lots of other artists on the bill.
Port Angeles, WA
With Stumptown Swing
Weeklong Residency at this legendary acoustic music camp in the woods.
On staff for the week at this great music camp in CA - not just for mandolin, all acoustic stringed instruments.
Teaching at the nation's premeire Gypsy Jazz Seminar.
N. Caldwell, NJ
A public show in a private home. Contact us through this website to make a reservation and learn the address.
With 7-string extraordinaire Cesar Gabarini.
Rio Con Brio double bill with Brazilian family supergroup "Choro Das 3" all the way from Porto Feliz, Brazil!
Lake Oswego, OR
Rio Con Brio supports Portuguese Fado Singer Alexandra Coutinho. (503) 675-3738 for more info.
Monthly First Sunday Mandolin Workshop, Ensemble & Master Class. New students always welcome.
Lopez Island, WA
Public Show in a Private Home - you are welcome to attend. Contact us at this website to make a reservation and learn the address.
Swing dancing with Stumptown Swing
Opening for touring French chanteuse Jessica Fichot at Abbie's wonderful stage in inner SE Portland.