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Tim Lekan Quintet @ BOP STOP

May 22 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Tim Lekan Quintet @ BOP STOP

Bassist, composer and educator Tim Lekan began his musical journey touring the United States playing electric bass in R&B bands. His love of jazz and the bass playing of masters such as Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Red Mitchell, and Charlie Haden eventually led him to the acoustic bass. Tim brings his quintet to the BOP STOP for a live concert and livestream to perform music by many jazz greats as well as several of Tim's original compositions.. Tickets to attend in person are $15 each. To access the livestream, visit BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and can be made at

Tim Lekan's quintet features:

  • Tom First - tenor saxophone
  • Tom Lehman - trumpet
  • Tim Lekan - acoustic bass
  • Anthony Taddeo - drums
  • Piano - Theron Brown

Tim has had many influential teachers, including Ron Thomas, Michael Moore, Dennis Irwin and Martin Wind. A native of Cleveland, Tim lived and worked in New Jersey from June, 1986 through April, 2016. As a free-lance bassist he had the opportunity to work with and accompany many artists including Joe Barrett, Oscar Brown Jr., Paul Jost, Barry Miles, Rebecca Paris, Jim Ridl, Gina Roche, Steve Ash, and Ron Thomas. During this time he was also a member of The George Mesterhazy Trio, The Antfarm Quartet and Trio Music (with drummer Bob Shomo and pianist Jim Ridl).

Many of Tim’s original compositions can be heard on two self-produced CDs - ‘P.M. - The Tim Lekan Trio with special guest Gina Roche' on Encounter Records (1997), and The Tim Lekan Quintet - 'Short Stories' (2014). As an organizer and supporter of the local music scene in South Jersey, Tim collaborated with Dan and Sandi Anderson at Sandi Point Coastal Bistro, and presented The Tuesday Night Jazz Series, a weekly summer jam session and Young Musicians Night. He was also the recipient of the 2016 South Jersey Jazz Society Jazz Master Award.

Tim currently resides in North Olmsted, Ohio, where he maintains a busy schedule working as a freelance bassist, leading his own ensemble, composing, and working full time as a special education aide/tutor in the North Olmsted City Schools.

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