Tim Goodwin 

Professor Emeritus 
Jazz Bass



Tim Goodwin (1955-2021) was a musical treasure and a wonderful teacher whose influence reached incredibly far. He was a talented recording artist and performed across the United States as a bassist. He performed with numerous jazz artists including Lee Konitz, George Colemen, Pepper Adams, Art Farmer, Michele LeGrand, Jon Hendricks, Phineas Newborn, Mose Allison, and many others.

Mr. Goodwin was the bassist of a trio that was selected to participate in the Kennedy Center "Jazz Ambassadors" program to present jazz performances and lectures around the world. As well as coordinating the jazz vocal activities at the University of Memphis, Mr. Goodwin conducted the Grammy® in the Schools All-Star Jazz Choir.

He served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College and joined the University of Memphis as a faculty member in 1984. Tim Goodwin received the Premier Bassist 2002 Award from the NARAS Memphis Chapter.