Tim Lekan Quartet featuring Sam Rosselot
Dynamic Acoustic Bassist takes the Stage at Nighttown with Top Notch North Coast Lineup!
Featuring: Tim Lekan-acoustic bass & leader, Sam Rosselot-drums, Joey Skoch-piano, Tom First-sax, Plus Special Guests: Miles Lekan-sax & Garrett Folger-trumpet
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, 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 currently resides in North Olmsted, Ohio, where he maintains a busy schedule working as a freelance bassist, leading his own ensemble, composing, and working full time as a special education aide/tutor in the North Olmsted City Schools.
Percussionist and Drummer, Samantha Rosselot lives in Brecksville, Ohio, currently a senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. A classically trained musician, Samantha has been a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Contemporary Youth Orchestra and Origins Percussion Ensemble. She currently studies with Anthony Taddeo and Ben Kipp, and is planning on attending Eastman School of Music on scholarship this fall.