Canadian Pianist / Composer
Tim Nast is a New Age Canadian pianist and composer with a rare talent for melody and improvisation. Tim Nast grew up on Vancouver Island, just outside Victoria, BC. This tranquil setting played a key role in defining his musical style, which he refers to as freestyle piano - a mix of classical, jazz, folk and improv - with the bending of rules as required.
Frequently compared to Keith Jarrett and George Winston, Tim Nast’s music offers rich melodic landscapes that allow listeners to escape their lives and enter a world of harmony and rhythm.
During his 20s, Tim Nast recorded 6 albums and performed across Canada and Germany, sometimes to standing room only. When he became a father, he stepped back from his music career and entered the corporate world.
Fast forward to the present - Tim Nast has retired from his corporate career and returned to his musical passion of composition and performance. He is better for the road he has traveled and well-aware that the passage of time has given his music a soulful depth that can only be acquired through living.
His 2019 album, Here, included 12 original solo piano songs that celebrate our existence.
Through 2020, Tim Nast plans to release many albums, beginning with Aurora (February) - an album that celebrates the magic of winter.
Currently residing in Ottawa, Canada, Tim Nast looks forward to sharing his music with people across Canada and around the world, and connecting with them in an authentic way.
"To create music, to set flight with wings that are notes and chords, this demands that we step beyond who we are, that we leave behind our arms and our legs, our limitations and perspectives, so we may leap up and out beyond our skin and embrace what we wish for and long for, like birds in the sky, like the moon up above where there is no gravity or weight, just the beating of our wings that rise higher with every note." - Tim Nast