Tim Louis and the Ambassadors’ Annual New Year’s Jazz Levee

January 3, 2020 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


As a jazz singer and pianist, Tim Louis offers something very special. His voice is his own and his talents appeal to those of us who crave warm retro feelings but want something fresh and new. Tim has been described as a triple-threat talent: singer, songwriter, and pianist.

Born in New Jersey, Louis first studied under jazz great Kenny Barron, earning a BA in Music from Rutgers University before moving to the New York scene, eventually working alongside the iconic Teo Macero.

A move to Canada brought with it a period of youthful exuberance as he took his musical talents and dallied in rock and country bands, looking for where he felt he belonged. Jazz is where he belongs! He has crafted an amalgam of Nat King Cole, meets Chet Baker, meets Frank Sinatra, meets John Pizzarelli, meets Vince Guaraldi, meets Ray Charles………

He brings his usual top-shelf local talent and Jazz Room favourites to the stage and always allows his collaborators to stretch!

Tim Louis – piano, vocals, Jimmy Boudreau – drums, Paul Mitchell – trumpet, Dave Thompson – guitar, Dave Wiffen – saxophone, Matt Lima – bass

Here is Tim at the Jazz Room playing his originals:   Play it Cool     Mood Swings    Full Moon and Empty Arms