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Timothy Orr

drummer

Timothy Orr began playing the drums in 1976 at the age of eight. He studied with Edward Blackwell from 1985-89 at Wesleyan University and has worked in the music industry since then. He has held positions in alternative radio promotion and classical marketing at Virgin Records, publicity at MCA, retail sales at HMV and warehouse and operations management at TVT Records. He spent five years with the Arkadia Jazz label as sales and marketing director, and two-and-a-half years as Associate Director of the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He has also been a journalist for DRUM! and Traps magazines from 1993-2008, and has worked with Oakland's Jazz In Flight from 2002-2004. Timothy joined the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2006, and specializes in marketing, public relations, and communications.

Timothy has played with a number of musicians in many fields, including local and international artists Josh Roseman, Stephen Schwartz, Damon Smith, John Finkbeiner, Josh Allen, Marco Eneidi, Richard Hell, Randy Hunt, Henry Kaiser, Adam Lane, Scott Looney, Rent Romus, Aram Shelton, Joris Teepe, William Winant, Key West, David Leikam, and many others. Timothy makes rent with a number of Cajun and Zydeco and roots bands as well: Kenny Menard, Motordude, Tete Rouge, Andre Thierry, the Zydeco Flames, Zydeco Slim, the Royal Deuces, the Bon Vivants, Mark St. Mary, and others. He has played over 1600 gigs since 1989 in a variety of venues across the country, and has appeared on a number of CDs in a variety of genres, including “The Whisper of Flowers” (2014) by the Equity and Social Justice Quartet and "Cimmerian Crossroads" with with Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood (2014); “Truth Teller” with Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood (2013); “The Awakening” (2012) by Jim Ryan's Forward Energy, “Drudgery” (2011) with Joshua Allen and Randy Hunt; “An Indefinite Suspension of the Possible” (2006) by the Cooke Quintet; the soundtrack to “The Tale of Three Mohammeds” (2006), a film by Nasri Zacharia; and "Sunday's Farce" with Joshua Allen (2003). Timothy recently played on the premiere of Rent Romus' "Otherworld Cycle" in 2014.

Photo (c)2014 Lenny Gonzalez

Photo Albums (click to view photos):
CDs on which Timothy Orr appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble The Otherworld Cycle
Artist: Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Title: The Otherworld Cycle
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4161
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4161
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble Cimmerian Crossroads
Artist: Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Title: Cimmerian Crossroads
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4146
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4146
Jim Ryan's Forward Energy The Awakening
Artist: Jim Ryan's Forward Energy
Title: The Awakening
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4127
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4127
The Equity & Social Justice Quartet The Whisper of Flowers
Artist: The Equity & Social Justice Quartet
Title: The Whisper of Flowers
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4141
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4141
Rent Romus' life's Blood Quartet Truth Teller
Artist: Rent Romus' life's Blood Quartet
Title: Truth Teller
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4135
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4135
Randy Hunt, Josh Allen, Timothy Orr Drudgery
Artist: Randy Hunt, Josh Allen, Timothy Orr
Title: Drudgery
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4110
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4110
Cooke Quintet an indefinite suspension of the possible
Artist: Cooke Quintet
Title: an indefinite suspension of the possible
Label: Black Hat Records BH-1004
Label page on this site: Black Hat Records
Black Hat Records BH-1004