Tim Shia – Host of JAZZ is What? Sundays at 8:30am
Toronto-based musician Tim Shia, has had the good fortune of performing and/or recording with many acclaimed Canadian artists from many genres, including Rich Underhill, Ron Davis, Quique Escamilla, Amelie and Les Singes Bleus, Chris Gale, Adrean Farrugia, Laila Biali, Amanda Martinez, LEO37, Elizabeth Shepherd, Sophia Perlman, Milosh, Swamperella, Rebecca Hennessy, Nathan Hiltz, Michael Herring etc.
Tim’s own band, the Worst Pop Band Ever, has also played to packed clubs and festivals across North America, reached number one on college radio charts and been featured on All About Jazz, CBC, Canadian Musician, NOW magazine and the Toronto Star.
With his brothers, Tim runs PPF House, a multimedia production house. He has provided music and sound design for the CBC, Disney, OMNI, Teletoon and even the Governor General’s office. Their 2016 project for the NFB, “BAM”, premiered at TIFF and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and most recently they produced an episode for Jesse Wente’s “Keep Calm and Decolonize” series on the CBC.
Also, since 1998, Tim has been giving jazz workshops for the TDSB, private schools (UCC, PACE), JPEC, JAZZ.FM91 and post-secondary institutions, such as MacEwan University, Western University and Carleton University.
Tim is the father of three teenagers.