Since arriving in NYC in 2010, Australian native Tim Stocker has proven himself as a versatile and in demand Baritone Saxophonist. Throughout High School at The Scot’s School in Albury, NSW and University studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Tim was equally employed on Tenor and Baritone Saxophones. It wasn’t until after completion of his degree that he made the decision and a concentrated study to make the Baritone Saxophone his voice.
He performs across all genres of music and has recorded/performed with Architecture in Helsinki, TV on the Radio, The Beautiful Girls, The Hipstones, Kaleta and Zozo Afrobeat, Mucho Mambo, Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses, The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Guy Sebatian, Organist Darren Heinrich, The Royal Australian Airforce Band and The Enormous Horns. He has performed at festivals across Australia and throughout Asia.
Tim has recorded two EP’s for his Trio “The Adorables” and “Tim Stocker Quartet” and is concentrating on material for his new project “Fechner’s Law”.
“The strikingly original music of the Adorables. The composer Tim Stocker made a big sound on the saxophone. Applying the instrument against the imaginative and deftly realised rhythms set up by bassist Mike Majkowski and drummer Jamie Cameron on the entertaining pieces. A band to watch closely.”
By John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.
“Tim Stocker sat in on baritone sax and played beautifully, sometimes sounding like a harder version of Gerry Mulligan. The large instrument sounded magnificent, round and darkly rolling, in the room.”
Excerpt from ‘A Discontinuous Diary’ by John Clare.
Tim’s set up –
Low Bb Conn 12M Baritone Saxophone (1935)
Jody Jazz DV 8 Mouthpiece
Rigotti Gold 4M Reeds
Silver Plated Conn ‘Chu Berry’ Tenor Saxophone (1927)
Lebayle Jazz HR 7*
Vintage Selmer ‘Magnitone’ Ligature
Roberto’s 4.5H Reeds