Ty Showers composes and produces fusion, jazz, electronic jazz, nu-jazz, downtempo, jazz funk, jazz rock, electronic chill and an occasional slow jam.
Ty Showers gets around. With a life that reads like a travelogue (he’s lived in Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Miami, and Seattle) and a musical career that began before he hit puberty, this artist has a personal history as interesting and varied as just about any musician you’d want to meet.
Born in Chicago in 1960, Ty got his start as an R&B guitarist at 12. By age 16, he had played with The Drifters and started his own band, Marcedes. In the 1970s, he discovered jazz fusion. Inspired by artists like Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, and other fusion pioneers, Ty began experimenting with synthesizers and digital sequencers. A multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, drums, flute, and a variety of keyboards), Ty spent much of the late ‘70s, ‘80s, and early ‘90s composing and recording electronic music.
After a hiatus of more than a decade, Ty came back to music in 2008, first reworking his extensive early catalogue. Recent work remains true to his original vision, combining jazz, R&B, funk, and fusion influences, and creating his own sensuous, signature sound.
The restless, searching quality in his compositions reflects the journey Ty Showers has taken, geographically and artistically, for much of his life. The music has matured, but there’s a thrill of youthful exploration. When he sits at a keyboard, he doesn’t sit still. He’s going places. We’re lucky to be along for the ride.
One of Taliferro’s most prolific artists, Ty Showers is currently working on yet another album to add to the extensive collection.
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Artists Ty Showers Likes
The Cinematic Orchestra, Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway, Afterlife, Milosh, The Isley Brothers, The Ohio Players, Chick Corea, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Rena Jones, Telefon Tel Aviv, Thievery Corporation
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