Tim Brumfield enjoys an extraordinary career as a pianist, organist, composer, and arranger receiving high praise from critics and audiences alike. He currently serves as Director of Music Ministry, Organist and Choirmaster at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, Florida, and tours regularly as a soloist and featured musician.
He has been a member of the Grammy Award winning Paul Winter Consort since 1998 and has performed throughout the world including Denmark, England, France, Japan, Italy, and Southeast Asia. Tim has collaborated in performance with such renowned artists as the late pianist Dave Brubeck, the late drummer Max Roach, legendary folk singer Judy Collins, the American Spiritual Ensemble, The American Brass Quintet, jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus at Carnegie Hall among others. He has had the special honor of performing for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama being featured with saxophonist Paul Winter and the renowned Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. A silent film organist extraordinaire, Tim performs annually at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, for its Halloween Extravaganza, accompanying silent films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, and Phantom of the Opera.
Originally from Richmond, Kentucky, Tim served as Cathedral Organist at the world’s largest gothic cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City from 2002-2009, and served as Associate Organist there from 1997. He has toured with the Cathedral Choristers performing throughout the Northeast and Canada, and throughout England with performances at the famed Salisbury Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. In the Spring of 2015, Tim appeared with Wycliffe Gordon at the Savannah Music Festival performing Gordon’s score to “Within These Gates”, a silent film by Oscar Micheux. Tim is also a gifted composer and arranger and most recently his composition A Place Called Old Kentucky, co-written with song writing partner Louis Birro, was featured as part of the Alltech World Equestrian Games held in Lexington and is featured on his CD entitled Kentucky Serenade which also includes such classics as Simple Gifts, Blue Moon of Kentucky, and My Old Kentucky Home. His mass setting, Mass for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine had its Lincoln Center debut in 2015 at Avery Fisher Hall being performed by The National Chorale.
Tim recently received the distinguished award of Honorary Fellow of the National College of Music in London and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Chorale in New York.