TIMKAT Entertainment, Inc.

TIMKAT Entertainment, Inc.


TIMKAT Entertainment, Inc is a company that focuses on marketing and promoting unsigned and indie musicians in the smooth and classic jazz, soul, and R&B genres, as well as creating long-term partnerships with other reputable companies that have ties to television, film, and large-scale events.


TIM BALLARD is a classic and smooth jazz master (vocal, saxophone, piano) whose career has spanned four decades and entertained audiences on a countless volume of music in many genres, including classic jazz, smooth jazz, soul, R&B (including Motown), rock, and standards. A 15-year veteran of the Las Vegas music scene, Tim's name has graced many major hotel and casino billboards as a headliner, such as Bally's, Mandalay Bay, Caesar's Palace, the Bellagio, Flamingo Hilton, the historic Desert Inn, and the MGM Grand. Tim was featured on the mainstage at the former Hotel San Remo for the majority of those years. Finally, Tim has also served as the Assistant Music Director at both the former Desert Inn and Las Vegas Hilton hotels.

Prior to moving to Las Vegas in the early 1990s, Tim's music was an integral part of the Dallas jazz scene, allowing him to collaborate with producer Dave Zoller and great jazz pianist Randy Wensel. Tim also owned and operated his own successful jazz nightclub, 'Tim Ballard's', and featured local jazz combos, smooth artists, vocalists, and even fronted a 17-piece big band as vocalist himself. Finally, Tim was also voted Best Jazz Vocalist for several years' running in the (Dallas, TX) 'Spotlight Magazine' reader's poll and was featured on the cover of the prominent jazz magazine 'Texas Jazz'.

Tim has released two solo albums, 'Tim Ballard: Singing Positive to the People' (soul classics) and 'Easy Does It' (standards). He is interested in partnering with world-class producers, studios, and songwriters to work on a third album soon, either for general sale and distribution or for use in mass media (TV, film, commercials).

At present, Tim's music is featured on the worldwide Internet radio station RADIOIO.COM, "Vocal Jazz" channel, as well as on several Live365.com member stations. Tim's standards album, 'Easy Does It', was also re-released in May 2008 for digital download through major media outlets, such as iTunes (5 global zones), Rhapsody, Amazon, Napster, eMusic, and GroupieTunes. Major marketing efforts are also in place to present his music to still more Internet radio sites, webzines, downloadable locations, blogs, jazz networking pages, and TV and film placement.

To get a taste of the "TIMKAT Groove", please visit our official MySpace Music page at http://myspace.com/TimKatEnt or Tim's own page http://www.timballardentertainment.com.

Thank you very much for reviewing our EPK! TIMKAT looks forward to partnering with you soon on a variety of projects.


* Associate Member of Recording Academy of Arts (GRAMMY) (2008)

* Member of North Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce (2008-2009)


* Inductee, 'Kansas State Music Hall of Fame' - Member of Band: Garry Mac and the Mac Truque (2008)

* Best Male Vocalist - 'Spotlight Magazine', Dallas, TX

* Best Male Vocalist - 'Texas Jazz', Dallas, TX
Featured on the cover, April 1982

* Signed with Capitol Records (1969-1971) Los Angeles, CA. Member of Kansas City band, Garry Mac and the Mac Truque (trumpet, sax, vocals).



Written By: C. Coleman / C. Leigh

Those fingers in my hair
That sly come-hither stare
That strips my conscience bare
It's witchcraft!

And I've got no defense for it
The heat is too intense for it
What good would common sense for it do?

Cause its witchcraft, wicked witchcraft
And although, I know, its strictly taboo

When you arouse the need in me
My heart says 'yes indeed1' in me
Proceed with what you're leading me to...

It's such an ancient pitch
But one I wouldn't switch
Cause there's no nicer witch than you!


Tim Ballard: 'Easy Does It' (1991, self-release; 2008 digital re-release in May to 10 major download outlets and CDBaby.com)

Tim Ballard: 'Singing Positive To the People' (1978, Self-release, vocal solo album)

Garry Mac and the Mac Truque - "Truqued Up: Alive in Concert" (Capitol, 1969) - Trumpet, vocals.


Enjoying regular rotational airplay of seven (7) tracks from Tim's album 'Easy Does It' on RadioIO "Vocal Jazz" and Live365's Rhythm and Jazz channels.


RadioIO.com (Vocal Jazz), Internet
AwesomeRadio.net - Internet
Live365.com (I Love Jazz, Rhythm and Jazz) - Internet
Canale 4 - Casalbore, Italy - Terrestrial Radio
GeorgeJazz FM - Auckland, New Zealand - Terrestrial and Internet Radio
WSRB Soul Love Radio - Internet
MaddRadio - Chicago, Internet

Set List

Classic Jazz Standards a la Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn ('Change Partners', 'Star Eyes', 'Sophisticated Lady'), Ned Washington, Hoagy Carmichael, etc.

Smooth jazz and R&B grooves a la Grover Washington, Jr, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Richard Elliott, Kenny G, Al Jarreau, and many more!

Any one of over 800 mainstream and smooth jazz, soul, R&B, funk, classic rock, and Motown tunes may be featured on Tim's set at any given time, tailored for each specific audience.