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Tim Lekan Quintet @ BOP STOP

February 5 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Tim Lekan Quintet @ BOP STOP

Bassist, composer, and Cleveland native Tim Lekan returns to the BOP STOP with his quintet for a live concert featuring several original compositions as well as selections by the great Joe Henderson. Tickets to attend in person are $15 each.

This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" as your Ticket Option above and follow the steps below:

  • Select "1" as your quantitee and click "Add to Cart"
  • You may enter your name if you wish and click "Submit"
  • Click on the "Edit Cart" button that pops up.
  • Enter the amount you wish to donate under "Order Summary" and click "Checkout" to enter your card information.

Tim Lekan's quintet features:

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


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, Sam Jones, Red Mitchell, and Charlie Haden eventually led him to the acoustic bass. 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 2 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 returned to the Cleveland area in May, 2016 and currently resides in North Olmsted, Ohio, where he maintains a busy schedule working as a freelance bassist and a special education aide in the North Olmsted City Schools. He performs regularly with the Alba Trio, Ernie Krivda’s Fat Tuesday Big Band, as well as his own quintet. He is also composing music for a new recording.

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