Tim Green took his first formal piano lessons at the age of 19 while attending Eastern Illinois University (from where he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy). Within a few years, he began performing in jazz groups around Central Illinois, while living in Champaign. During that time, he met and performed with a variety of touring jazz artists who encouraged him to move to Chicago and explore all it has to offer.
In 2000, he did move to Chicago, a city whose cultural depth enables one to be surrounded by many of the world's best living jazz artists and have countless opportunities to learn and grow from them.
Within a few months of moving to the Windy City, Tim received a call from tenor saxophone legend Von Freeman to play in Von's quartet.
Tim has worked as a sideman in many notable groups in and around Chicago. In addition to the Von Freeman Quartet, he has performed with the Marlene Rosenberg Trio, Jim Cox Trio, Green Mill Quartet, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Don Stiernberg Quartet, and several others.
He has a growing reputation as a solid, tasteful accompanist and soloist with an ever- expanding repertoire of jazz. He is highly regarded by singers, who appreciate his listening and sensitivity at the piano.
He has performed across America, including New York, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and Anchorage, Alaska. He has been onstage alongside several artists of international acclaim. Among them are Cecil Bridgewater, Ira Sullivan, Von Freeman, Winard Harper, Mike Lee, Jeff Newell, Ed Petersen, Bill Pierce, Marlene Rosenberg and Don Stiernberg.