Tim Ballard (1948-2009) was a classic and smooth jazz master who enchanted audiences and interpreted great jazz stories for decades! His album, 'Easy Does It', is available at http://www.CDBABY.com and on most major mp3 download sites!
Influences:Al Jarreau, Lou Rawls
Sounds Like:Dinah Washington, Betty Carter, Grover Washington, Jr.
TIM BALLARD (1948-2009) was a jazz master (vocal, saxophone) whose career has spanned four decades and entertained audiences on a countless volume of music in many genres, including classic jazz, smooth jazz, soul, R&B (including Motown), rock, and standards. A 15-year veteran of the Las Vegas music scene, Tim's name has graced many major hotel and casino billboards, such as Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Caesar's Palace, the Bellagio, Flamingo Hilton, the historic Desert Inn, and the MGM Grand. Tim was also the mainstage draw at the former Hotel San Remo for the majority of those years.
Prior to moving to Las Vegas in 1992, Tim's music was an integral part of the Dallas jazz scene for over a decade, allowing him to collaborate with producer Dave Zoller and great jazz pianist and trombonist Randy Wensel. Tim also owned and operated his own successful jazz nightclub, 'Tim Ballard's', and featured local jazz combos, smooth artists, vocalists, and even fronted a 17-piece big band as vocalist himself.
Mr. Ballard's music is currently enjoying rotational play on Internet radio RadioIO.com (Vocal Jazz). In addition, selections from 'Easy Does It' were featured three times on Auckland (New Zealand's) KFM 106's “Giant Steps” Radio Show with Mark Robinson in 2008, and its sister station, GeorgeJazz. 'Easy Does It' has also been showcased on Cedar Rapids' KCCK's “Gentle Jazz” with Bob Naujoks three Sundays in a row, featured on Chicago's “MaddRadio.com”, spun on several Live365.com jazz/blues/eclectic mix stations, such as Easy Memories, I Love Jazz, and Rhythm and Jazz, loved on Radio Canale 4 in Casalbore, Italy, and an easy listening favorite on the show IndieShowcase on AwesomeRadio.net.
Finally, Tim was also voted Best Jazz Vocalist for several years' running in the Dallas 'Spotlight Magazine' reader's poll and was featured on the cover of the prominent jazz magazine 'Texas Jazz'. He has released two solo albums, 'Singing Positive to the People' and now 'Easy Does It'.
TIMKAT proudly submits four selections from Tim Ballard's 'Easy Does It' for consideration for radio play and for multimedia use, such as in movies, television shows, advertising, and other creative ideas, but is also open to communications about the rest of the album (12 tracks total).
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Tim Ballard - 'Easy Does It' (2008)
Drawing from a timeless collection of favorites from the Great American Songbook, master vocalist TIM BALLARD takes the listener on an unforgettable journey through 12 timeless, beautiful, and lush orchestrations on his album, "EASY DOES IT", produced and arranged by the incomparable Dave Zoller.
The twelve tracks explore the richness of the jazz idiom, including classic big band arrangements, as well as modern, smoother, and soulful hues, and all expertly showcase excellent solo work from noted North Texas musicians Randy Wensel (piano and trombone), Dave Zoller (piano), Pete Brewer (tenor sax), and Rod Booth (trumpet and fluegelhorn).
Recorded first on CD in 1991 with premier digital technology at Dallas' Big Time Audio Studios, Tim Ballard's "EASY DOES IT" has been re-released at superior-quality mp3 encoding for the digital download generation. It is currently available via digital download and physical CD at CDBABY.com (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/TimBallard) and is also available to worldwide jazz lovers on the 5 major Apple iTunes sites, as well as Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, and many other digital outlets.
TIMKAT Entertainment truly hopes that you enjoy the album, welcomes your feedback, and looks forward to hearing it in rotation soon. For more information about Tim Ballard or the album, please contact us at TimKatEnt@gmail.com, or 303-997-2881.
Kathryn Ballard Shut /shoot/
TIMKAT Entertainment, Inc.