timchernikoff Tim Chernikoff New York City Jazz pianist and songwriter Tim Chernikoff has been making his mark in the New York jazz scene with a pallet of emotional and philosophical illumination. His approach to music has been to find his own musical identity through dialogue with the jazz traditions of bebop and swing while exploring personal connections to the music he identifies with from all genres. His personal writing is noted are noted for its compelling portrayal of the emotions, struggles and victories associated with the millennial age. "I have always felt that my music mirrors my own attempts to deal with the complex issues we face today." Chernikoff developed a love of music at a young age and was always drawn to the idea of improvisation and the rich sounds of jazz. "I learned everything I could-- Ben Folds or Charlie Parker-- because I had a strong desire to form a pallet that would allow me to express myself fully." With experience playing with some of the luminaries of Dallas, San Francisco, San Jose and New York City, his collaborations in New York City take him to local rooms such as Rockwood Music Hall, DROM, the Kitano, and many other venues, as well as to jam sessions in the city that put him in the musical path of many of the great musicians that call New York City their home. In September 2021, Chernikoff is releasing an album, representing exciting new developments in his writing and performing... be sure to check out performances coming up in 2022.