Mr. Timothy J. Ishii
Associate Professor of Saxophone, Jazz Studies Area Coordinator, Jazz Bands
Location: Room 367H, Fine Arts Building
Tim Ishii is one of the newest additions to the music faculty at UT-Arlington and since his arrival, the UTA Jazz Orchestra was the featured guest big band at the 2005 Coyote Jazz Festival in Weatherford, Texas and Tim was the featured artist/clinician with the Weatherford College Faculty Jazz Ensemble. In addition, The UT-Arlington Jazz Orchestra was also one of eight college/university jazz bands selected coast to coast to participate in the 2005 Addison Jazz Festival, Addison, Texas. Tim is sought after as a performer and clinician at the state and national level and He has made presentations and performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, conducted numerous high school all-region jazz bands, and in January 2006, was the guest conductor of the New Mexico All-State High School Jazz Ensemble.
Tim maintains a busy freelance schedule and has performed with theDallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Texas Wind Symphony. He has backed numerous artists including: Natalie Cole, Temptations, Doc Severinson, Clark Terry, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, and many others.
Tim is also a founding member of Thrascher, a contemporary saxophone quartet. The quartet has released two CD?s in the past three years.
Tim is an artist/clinician for Cannonball Musical Instruments.