Graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1996, and returning to teach in 2002, Tim has been active as both artist and educator has lead to regular appearances in Colombia and Mexico with Berklee Latino, and acting as Artistic Director of the JazzUV International Festival in 2015, 2017, and 2019 in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, where he also taught for several years.  Tim has performed and recorded with a wide range of jazz and latin jazz artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, John Faddis, Danilo Perez, Arturo Sandoval, The Brubeck Brothers and most recently Maraca & His Latin Jazz All Stars.


Mayer’s first recording as a leader, Resilience, released by Jazz Legacy Productions in 2011. 


Recent tours include a tribute to Horace Silver leading a quartet which performed in Mindelo, Sáo Vicente, and with Orlando Maraca Valle and his Latin Jazz All Stars, featuring Steve Turre and Robby Ameen. In 2021, Keeper Of The Flame, his second CD as leader, is released, featuring Rodney Whitaker, Ulysses Owens, Michael Dease, Miki Hayama, and Emmet Cohen in a swinging set for octet.


  • Here’s another from last month’s awesome concert by the Paradise Big Band. It’s such a gas to be part of this, as per

  • It’s my all time favorite Les Baxter record, and we’ll hear it on this week’s RCH. Also, Tony Martinez, Mr. Bongo and

  • Mr. Saxophone Tim Mayer, performed, charted, wrote music, arranged, I think I even saw him at the ticket booth. Check out: