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For Tim Olsen, variety brings depth

Jazz ensemble leader plays piano, trumpet, and teaches at Union

Jazz musician Tim Olsen will bring his quartet, Rick Rosoff, Pete Toigo and Eric Walentowicz to 9 Maple Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Friday.
Jazz musician Tim Olsen will bring his quartet, Rick Rosoff, Pete Toigo and Eric Walentowicz to 9 Maple Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Friday.
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Schenectady area jazz musician Tim Olsen likes variety. His résumé includes performing, composing and arranging for small jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras and church choirs. As associate professor of music at Union College, Olsen teaches everything from music theory to American music history, and he is the director of the college’s Jazz Ensemble. And in his own groups, Olsen plays both piano and his first instrument, trumpet, tackling material ranging in style from Latin to ...


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