A few words with Tim Chernikoff

I've recently photographed Jazz Pianist and Composer Tim Chernikoff on his show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with him about a few other things:

 (live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Tim Chernikoff: Out of all the movies I've seen that I can remember right now, I would probably have to go with Shawshank Redemption.  I think making up themes for all of the different scenarios would be very cathartic. It's one of the movies that I identified with back in high school when a lot of my musical sensibilities were just forming.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
TC: Probably a Giant Steps-era John Coltrane gig, at one of the gigs he did while forming his concept, maybe 1958? Preferably the dingiest hole in the wall he had to play at. And then try to get a lesson with him.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
TC: On a day off... I would meet up with a girl and go to the park, or visit an outdoor salsa concert - depending on my current relationship status of course.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
TC: Wistful.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online? 
All my online posts will appear in the following places:
http://www.timchernikoffjazz.com
http://www.facebook.com/timchernikoffjazz
http://www.soundcloud.com/timchernikoff
http://www.instagram.com/chernijazz