Radio Interviews
TV Commercials
Travel Network with Peter Greenburg
Cable Radio Network with Ramsey Pollard
Community Coffee - featured artist for ad campaign 1988
WWL-TV "Spirit of Louisiana" (continual)
Satchmo Summerfest promo 2010
French Quarter Festival promo 2011
Zatarains clarinet soundtrack 1999
"Double Jeopardy" (appearance)
"Runaway Jury" (appearance)
“Coco & Igor" (soundtrack) "Crescent City Moon"
“Damages” (TV soundtrack) "Gentilly Strut"
"Hurricane on the Bayou" IMAX (clarinet soundtrack)
"3 ½ Lbs" (TV soundtrack) "March of the Uncle Bubbies"
"Quarter by Carriage" (DVD) various from "Isle of Orleans"
A native of New Orleans, Tim Laughlin fell in love with the sound of the clarinet before he ever held one after hearing a childhood friend practicing his clarinet. He was nine when he received his first horn and shortly after became hooked on the New Orleans clarinet-style after hearing it on the radio. His first professional job was on a Mardi Gras float when he was only fifteen. After finishing high school he began working around town and eventually joined the musicians union where he would meet and perform with some of his most influential mentors. He has recorded over a dozen solo CDs among which “The Isle of Orleans” (2003) is an award- winning collection of Laughlin originals. Several of his tunes have been featured in television shows, commercials and motion pictures. With this, he is the first New Orleans clarinetist to write and record an entire album of originals. The success of this CD caught the attention of "Music Minus One" and prompted Laughlin to license the master for the 2004 issue, along with “New Orleans Classics.” The CDs in the two publications include hand-picked musicians with whom students of all ages can play along. His latest “New Standards” is his second all-originals album, contributing to the present music scene and keeping traditional jazz moving forward. As Hurricane Katrina brought her devastation on the Gulf Coast, Laughlin and his band drove overnight to catch their flight and perform at a festival in South America. From there, they watched the aftermath of what was to become the worst natural disaster in US history. Just a week after, the US State Department asked Tim to perform a one month goodwill “thank you” tour in Peru, Mexico and Canada. All had given aid to Katrina evacuees. The October 2005 tour included public concerts, benefits and master classes to elementary, middle and high school students as well as college students. With the students, the band performed and discussed the relevance and importance of their instruments and New Orleans Jazz. Benefits included one in Merida, Mexico, raising over $30,000 to help replace instruments and equipment for the New Orleans Center For the Creative Arts. In 2009, Laughlin along with his good friend Pete Fountain opened the legendary Blue Room at the newly renovated Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, quickly selling out both nights. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Tim performed daily "balcony concerts" for his neighbors at his home on Royal Street in the French Quarter. These got attention from local, national and international news outlets and on social media, spotlighting Laughlin's clarinet ending the silence every day for a half an hour. These days, one can catch Tim performing at some of his favorite clubs such as Snug Harbor, Preservation Hall and the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, NC. Performing with with Pops orchestrators has begun a new chapter in Laughlin’s career. In addition, Tim has been a contributing columnist for Jazztimes and Offbeat Magazines.
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About Tim
BBC with Chris Walker
Home About Tim Shop/Recordings Photos Schedule
Offbeat Magazine's "Best of the Beat" Award
2003 Best Traditional Jazz CD - "The Isle of Orleans" 2010 Best Clarinetist
New Orleans Magazine - 2000 Jazz All-Star (traditional jazz)
with Jesse Boyd
Satchmo Summerfest 2010 Press Conference
with Connie Jones and Pete Fountain
Tim Art
“Mr. Church” 2016 “Blues for Faz” & “Gentilly Strut”
Revised 7/20/2021
Performed with:
US & Canada Japan Mexico UK Germany Italy Peru France Switzerland Brazil New Zealand Denmark Ecuador S. Korea Finland Paraguay Austria Belgium Argentina
Al Hirt Danny Barker Dan Barrett Bob Wilber Pete Fountain Buddy DeFranco Harry Allen Alvin Batiste Nicolas Payton Jack Maheu Rebecca Kilgore Evan Christopher Bob Haggart Jason Marsalis Jon Erik Kellso Jake Hanna Connie Jones Dukes of Dixieland Peter Martin Howard Alden Tom McDermott Marty Grosz Randy Sandke Delfaeyo Marsalis
Bill Bourgeois - clarinet
Frank Mannino - clarinet
Paul Crawford - piano
Dickie Taylor - drums
Connie Jones - cornet
Pete Fountain
Irving Fazola
Bob Wilbur
Kenny Davern
Jack Maheu