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Tim Aucoin Bio / Information
I would like to welcome you to my web home and invite you to make yourself comfortable and enjoy your stay. Please take the time to listen to some samples from my first solo CD of original music, "Swing First, Think Later." It includes eleven compositions that feature the extraordinary talents of pianist - Bill Anschell, saxophonist - Brian Lopes, drummer - Justin Varnes, trumpeter - Gordon Vernick, and percussionist - Jerry Fields. The music ranges from the hard swinging "Swing First, Think Later" and "Who Loves You Baby?" to the more relaxed "Mon Demoiselle" and "Your Heart Is My Treasure."
If you would like more information about booking one of the best Atlanta Bands, the Tim Aucoin Group, for your event or purchasing a CD, please feel free to contact me - or if you would just like to say hi! I would like to hear from you.
Tim Aucoin - Swing First, Think Later
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"Swing First, Think Later', is one of the finest recordings I have heard recently. Every track carries its own melodic line and the harmony among your musicians is 'Impeccable.' Inquiring minds need to know more about Tim Aucoin "The Bassist Extraordinaire" - Jay Edwards, WCLK 91.9 FM Atlanta
Tim Aucoin , music educator and bassist, is a native of New Orleans but now resides in Atlanta, GA. He has performed internationally with many diverse acts such as Grammy nominated jazz vocalist - Nnenna Freelon, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Mamas and the Papas, Allen Toussaint, Pete Fountain, and Luther Kent and Trickbag. Mr. Aucoin has recently released is first CD of original jazz compositions as a leader, "Swing First, Think Later." He continues to be active in the Atlanta jazz and commercial music community. He is a past director of the Atlanta All-Star Grammy Jazz Band, which was a high school ensemble sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He has served as the President of the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators from 1997 - 1999. In 1994, Mr. Aucoin was selected as a Teacher of the Year in Fulton County Schools. In 1996, the Taylor Road M.S. Jazz Ensemble, under his direction, performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference. In 2002, while Performing Arts Department Chair and Orchestra Director, North Springs High School was named a “National Grammy Signature School.” In 2004 and 2008, the Northview High School Chamber Orchestra, under Mr. Aucoin's direction was a featured performer for the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah, GA. The Northview ensemble has also performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in December of 2004 and again in 2010. In 2006, the Northview Chamber Orchestra represented the State of Georgia in Austria and the Czech Republic for "Mozart: 2006" - a 250th Celebration . He holds both B.M.E. and M.M. (Jazz Studies) degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans. In addition, he holds an Ed. S. with a concentration in music from Georgia State University. He has served as adjunct faculty at Loyola University of New Orleans, Georgia State University, and North Georgia College and State University. Mr. Aucoin is presently serving as the director of orchestras at Northview High School and is the Chairman of their Fine Arts Department .
Nnenna Freelon, The Mamas and the Papas, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Luther Kent and Trickbag, New Orleans Saints Band, Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen Steamboats, Blue Room Orchestra (Fairmont Hotel, N.O., L.A.), Saenger Theater Orchestra (N.O., L.A.), Fox Theater Orchestra (Atlanta, GA.), Atlanta Lyric Theater, Cecil Welch Orchestra, George Carere Orchestra, Herb Tassin Orchestra, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, and Ted Howe Quartet. Recorded many local and regional jingles, television programs, jazz, R&B, and contemporary Christian albums in the Atlanta and New Orleans markets.)
Cats, Annie, Stop the World w/Anthony Newley, Rose Marie and Rosemary Clooney, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum(w/ Mickey Rooney), Henny Youngman, Singing In The Rain, Bob Hope, Marvin Hamlisch, Lainie Kazan, Shari Lewis, Mitzi Gaynor, Clint Holmes, Julius Larosa, Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse, The Aldridge Sisters, Enzo Stuarti, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Anything Goes w/ Mitzi Gaynor, Mary Wells, Frankie Laine, Marguerite Piazza, Carolyn Cline, Robert Kline, Gloria Loring, Jennifer Green, Robert Goulet, Brenda Byers, Kathy Pappas, Etta James, Roger Williams, Bo Diddley, Denise Clemente, Debbie Reynolds, Warren Covington and the Pied Pipers, Donald O'Connor, Marlene Ricci, Toni Tennile, Nichelle Nichols, Hal Linden, The Four Aces, Rich Little, Danny Ganz, Allen Toussaint, Pete Fountain, Shirley Jones, Fred Travelena, George M.(w/ Joel Gray), Red Skelton, The Coasters, Del Shannon, The American Jazz Philharmonic, Skip Duval, Emmanuel 1997 w/Michael W. Smith & Sandi Patti, Harry Connick, Jr., Al Jarreau, Bernadette Peters, Rob Evan (Jekyl & Hyde), Michael Brecker, Steve Houghton, Ray Charles, Tommy Tune & the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Chicago-The Musical, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, The Drifters, The Marvelettes, The Wonderful Wizard of Song, Smokey Joe's Cafe', Legally Blonde, Forty-Second Street, The Color Purple, High School Musical 2, Come Fly With Me, Elaine Stritch, Little House On The Prairie, 9 - 5 the Musical, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Michael Feinstein, Earth, Wind, & Fire, The King and I, The Addams Family
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