Tim Struven is an award-winning performer, composer, and educator. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in jazz saxophone from California State University, Long Beach and his Master’s degree in the same field from New York University. During his studies at CSULB he played extensively throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California region, and he currently resides/ performs/ teaches in New York City. In 2017, Tim won first prize in the jazz saxophone division of the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. This has lead to continuing performance opportunities, both nationally and internationally. During his time at NYU, Tim was an adjunct instructor of private saxophone lessons. As a student there he studied with: Rich Perry, Peter Bernstein, Walter Smith III, Alan Ferber, amongst others. Tim has appeared as a soloist at venues throughout the country including: the Blue Note jazz club, the NAMM show, Music for All festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and more. He has performed with artists such as: Ari Hoenig, Dave Kikoski, Alan Ferber, and Yasushi Nakamura; and he recorded some of his own arrangements with artists: Rich Perry and Michael Rodriguez. As a composer, Tim enjoys both arranging existing music and creating original works, and has written for everything from duo ensembles to full big bands. Tim’s compositions are inspired by a wide array of musical styles, from French impressionism to traditional and modern Jazz, Rock and modern music.