Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tim Strong performed professionally with the Benn E Bennack big band, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and his own band the Tim Strong Review. In 1976 Tim moved to New York City where he spent 17 years recording with and performing alongside world renowned musicians - Grady Tate, Herbie Mann, Tommy Flanagan, David Fathead Newman, Harold Wheeler, Bob Cranshaw, Wendell Morrison, Howard Johnson, Michael Brecker, James Genus, Joe Locke, Roger Humphries, Myra Casales, Lyle Atkinson, Sue Hadjopoulos, Mark Ledford, Allison Cornell, Clanrence Penn, Pee Wee Ellis, Santi Debriano, Bob Braye, Sammie Figuerora, Igor Butman, Francesca Tanksley, Jeff Siegel, Sharon Freeman and Erica Lindsay to name but a few. Tim Strong has two traditional acoustic jazz recordings. “Tim Strong” was recorded in New York City and produced by Grady Tate in 1993, with trio Francesca Tanksley, Bob Cranshaw and Michael Carvin. Guest artists included:Herbie Mann, Sammie Figuerora, E J Allen, Erica Lindsay and Grady Tate. “Dear Earth - Tim Strong in New Zealand” was recorded in 1995 in Wellington, New Zealand. In September 1998 Tim completed recording a sensuous adult contemporary blend of rhythm and blues/funk/jazz and pop on his album “Precious Love” at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Tim’s vocals also feature on jazz drummer Jeff Siegel’s “Magical Spaces” album (New York, July 2004)”. Multi-talented Tim Strong moved to Moscow with his diplomat wife in November 1995 where he wowed audiences and critics in Moscow and in the former Soviet Union regions with his unique blend of contemporary and traditional blues, rhythm and blues and jazz interpretations. While in Russia Strong, along with his friend Russian saxophonist Igor Butman, were in constant demand at festivals in Moscow, St Petersburg, Novisibirsk, Kursk, Tver, and elsewhere in Eurasia, performing in clubs and concert halls from Kazakhstan to Archangelsk, Tartastan to the Urals and Siberia, attracting audiences in their thousands. Based in Moscow he was to be seen performing at all the top venues - the Central House of Artists, Tchaikovsky Hall, the Kremlin Palace, B B Kings, Le Club and at the city’s many nightclubs and special events. Tim Strong moved to Canberra, Australia in 1999-2003 where he performed with his band “In the Blue Funk” at the Olympic Arts Festival in Sydney as well as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival as well as club performances. In 2005 Tim Strong and his wife, now the New Zealand ambassador to Korea, moved to Seoul. Tim’s performances in Korea include Theatre Yong, at the National Museum in Yongsan, Once in a Blue Moon, Korea’s most famous jazz club, a gala concert with 4 of Korea’s top recording artist in front of 8,000 people at Olympic Park, for CBS, a jazz concert at Hyundai concert hall, “The Flights of Fantasy” exhibition at the Seoul National University for the US State Department & US Embassy in Seoul, sponsored by AMCHAM Korea, United Airlines and Boeing, the Korea Foundation’s Gallery Nuri, as well as many charity events in Korea ranging from Rotary, to UN funding for children’s programs, the Pearl S Buck Foundation for mixed blood Koreans. A very busy year in Korea in 2007 found Tim once again performing at the Olympic Park, The World Women’s Conference at the W Hotel and the featured star of the Seoul Pops Orchestra’s end of the year concert. In 2008 Tim was the featured entertainment for the AMCHAM Inaugural Ball, the 10 year anniversary for legendary jazz club “Once in a Blue Moon” The New Zealand Wine and Jazz event and will be again featured with the Seoul Pop Orchestra’s 20 year anniversary on July the 7th. When reviewing the concert at Theatre Yong in September 2006 Korean music critic Kim Jin Mook said Mr. Strong’s voice reminds him of autumn, describing his concert as “sensitive songs of a wandering poet by the Autumn Man”, and identifying in his music the inherent influences, a subtle mixture of jazz, blues, funk and pop, the depth of Billy Eckstine and the soul of Stevie Wonder.