Tim Coffman

“…inventive mainstream players, tight ensembles, nice arrangements, solid rhythmic roots and a fine selection of tunes.”
- Downbeat

“Coffman makes a clear statement: remove your preconceived notions of the trombone. This is an instrument of seduction. Check out this new voice.”
- All About Jazz

“…a wonderful showcase for his prodigious talents as a performer, composer, and arranger.”
- David Baker, Indiana University

One of the most active trombonists and educators in the Chicago area, Tim Coffman is a graduate of the prestigious Jazz Studies program at Indiana University where he worked closely with David Baker. Tim is a regular in the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Education Camps as well as in constant demand for studio and show work.

He has performed with Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Andy Williams, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, The Temptations, Louie Bellson, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Paul Anka, Al Jarreau, Henry Mancini, Stevie Wonder, Diane Schuur, Jimmy Heath, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson and many others.

He is currently the jazz trombone instructor at DePaul University in Chicago where he also teaches jazz improvisation, jazz history, low brass techniques and directs the school’s Jazz Orchestra.