Tim Gilson

Bass Instruction:

Jazz and Classical / Upright and Electric Performance
Now Accepting Studio Openings for Bass Students.

Tim Gilson
phone: 503-312-1142


Jazz Credentials:

Freelance Bassist, currently appearing Friday evenings at Salty’s on the Columbia with Mel Brown and Jof Lee. Tim is also performing with Anson Wright at Justa Pasta on Wednesdays, and the Riverview in Troutdale on Sundays (see calendar for details). Mel Brown Quintet, Portland, Oregon, 4 years as bassist, Monterey Jazz Festival, Mt Hood Festival of Jazz, Gig Harbor Jazz Festival. Slide Hampton & The New Jazz Masters, recommended by jazz bassist, John Clayton. Monterey Jazz Festival in Noto, Japan. Played with the Mel Brown Quintet featuring Chuck Finley. Also performed with Eiji Kitamura, Andrew Firth, and Smith Dobson. Diane Schuur. Backed Ms. Schuur at several concerts including DaVinci Days at University of Oregon, Grand Wazoo at Washington Park Zoo, Cascade Aids Project Benefit. Additional performances with: Bud Shank, Charlie Rouse, Shelly Manne, Julian Priester, John Handy, Howard Roberts, Henry Butler, Red Holloway, Joe Beck, Ernestine Anderson, Dick Berk, Nick Brignola, Richie Cole, Mose Allison, Roger Kellaway

Classical Credentials:

Mt Hood Community College. Music and theory instructor, director of the string ensemble. Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison, Wisconsin. 7 years as principal bassist. Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison, Wisconsin. 6 years section bass. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2 years as first-call substitute. Sinfonia Concertante, Portland, Oregon. 1 year as principal bassist. Master of Science in Teaching, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Portland State University Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Portland, Oregon. Substitute for the bass section.