Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tim DeCillis
Percussionist, Composer, Improviser
Percussionist, Composer, Improviser

Tim DeCillis was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in music performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he studied classical percussion, jazz drum set and vibraphone, mallet music of Central America, and West African drumming and gyil. From there he went on to earn a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he also worked as a part time instructor, teaching lecture courses and private lessons. After maintaining an active playing schedule for several years in Chicago, where he performed with artists including Frank Rosaly, Nu Directions Chamber Brass, the Jarvis Raymond Trio, Lionel O, and Project Film, Tim relocated to Oakland in 2014 and has since forged working relationships with many members of the vibrant Bay Area music scene, including Phillip Greenlief, Karl Evangelista, Jordan Glenn, Tom Weeks, William Winant, Andrew Jamieson, and Nathan Clevenger, and explores his compositions as a leader in his quintet Harbinger, as well as the chamber trio Vertebrate.
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, September 26 2018 9:00 PM
Elbo Room Jack London Square [311 Broadway Oakland]
Jordan Glenn's BEAK (Album Release), Bad Luck (Seattle), Grex

Grex: Karl Evangelista-guitar, voice, percussion, Rei Scampavia-keys, voice, percussion

Bad Luck: Neil Welch-saxophone, live electronics, Chris Icasiano-drums

Jordan Glenn's BEAK: Jordan Glenn-conductor, Geneva Harrison-drums, Max Judelson-bass, Robert Lopez, Bob LaDue-percussion, Tim DeCillis, Mark Clifford-vibes/percussion, Brett Carson-keys, Karl Evangelista-guitar

An absolutely incendiary night of wild sounds, swooning melodies, and knee-rattling rhythms, featuring a set of improbable new music from Oakland art rock band Grex, a special visit with the crushing Seattle sax/drums/electronic duo Bad Luck, and an album release performance from Jordan Glenn’s all-star BEAK.  More...