Music Instrument(s) Taught: Saxophone
Location: Seattle (Snohomish)
Tyler is an up and coming saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/audio engineer hailing from Seattle Washington. He has dedicated his life to making/producing music and has been playing for over 11 years. In 2013 Tyler was accepted into the Western Washington University music program and now holds a degree in music and a minor in audio recording from Western. During his time at Western, Tyler was heavily involved in the jazz ensembles, making his way into the top groups as first alto in the top big band and becoming the tenor player in their top jazz combo.
Upon graduating, Tyler quickly joined a couple of local band; Mr. Feelgood & the Firm Believers, and Baby Cakes, both of which have albums coming out winter 2017. Links to hear the albums will be available soon! Throughout Tyler’s formative years, he made sure that he was studying privately with some of the best professionals in the area including the late Greg Metcalf, Fred Winkler, and Mike Allen.
Currently, Tyler is playing with Baby Cakes and collaborating with a few producers in the Seattle area, working on everything from singer-songwriter arrangements to original electronic pop, to hip-hop. Tyler is also regularly attending jam sessions around the Seattle area and dropping by London Bridge on occasion whenever there is need for an assistant.
Tyler is versed in many styles of playing, including jazz, blues, classical, rock, pop, RnB, soul, funk, hip-hop, country, ska, reggae, and latin. Some of Tyler’s influences are John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Lee Morgan, Chris Dave, Snarky Puppy, BADBADNOTGOOD, J Dilla, Blu & Exile, Klefto, TribeCalledQuest, Dexter Gordon, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Eddie Harris, Randy Brecker, Bob Reynolds, Greg Metcalf, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Robert Glasper, Chris Potter, Cannonball Adderley, Ron Carter, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Christian Scott, Madlib, MF DOOM, Earth Wind and Fire, Sublime, Nirvana, Herbie Hancock, Buddy Rich, and much more.
Tyler teaches saxophone to students of all ages.