Tim Brey is an in-demand jazz pianist living in Philadelphia, and a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies, where he studied under pianist Bruce Barth.
He has had the privilege of performing in small groups led by Terell Stafford, Veronica Swift, Dick Oatts, Rodney Whitaker, Steve Wilson, Eric Alexander, Noah Preminger, Joanna Pascale, James Moore, and John Swana; featured in ensembles with Branford Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wycliffe Gordon, Houston Person, Karrin Allyson, and many more. Brey has performed and studied internationally at the “Keep an Eye on Jazz” competition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and with saxophonist Raymond McMorrin in Urayasu and Fukishima, Japan. Leading his own piano trio, he has opened for the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center of Philadelphia and at the grand opening of the new Convention Hall in Cape May. Tim is on faculty at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University and the University of the Arts as an instructor of jazz piano, theory, and improvisation. You can find him every Sunday running the “Midtown Jazz Jam with Tim Brey Trio” at Time Restaurant and Whiskey Bar in downtown Philadelphia.