About Tim Janis
With millions of albums sold, five National Public TV Specials, and 10 Billboard Charting CDs, composer Tim Janis has worked with some of the top artists in the music and entertainment business -- from Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, and Ray Charles, to George Clooney and James Earl Jones.
Composer, musician, conductor and arranger Tim Janis is a story of a deep belief in the power of creating music that can heal and bring peace on a global level. His music has traveled a long and interesting journey into becoming a global healing force. This musical force has traveled to such diverse places as the hallowed ground of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, Africa, China, Eastern Europe, the United States and numerous public television specials, enthralling a legion of fans.
The journey to the inspirational instrumentals that are the hallmark of his music began to receive wide recognition with his CD “Music of Hope,” which was a fundraising CD for the American Cancer Society and has been used as music for oncology patients. This CD reached number one on Billboard Magazine’s classical chart in 2001. Tim worked on the CD with artists Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Andre Previn, Emanuel Ax, Maya Angelou, and the New York Philharmonic and London Symphony.
Tim’s lush, gorgeous pieces have been dubbed “music with a mission”. He has performed and recorded in South Africa with Sinikithemba, an all-female, all HIV-positive choir that spreads a unifying message in the midst of Africa’s AIDS crisis. He has also, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, brought his music to Eastern Europe as a gesture of goodwill and philanthropy. Shortly thereafter, Tim and actor George Clooney collaborated on the “Beautiful America” public television special. This special raised over two million dollars in donations during its broadcast.
Tim then brought his musical message to Mainland China with a series of concerts, and back to Africa later in 2005 in collaboration with the humanitarian organization Church World Service for Kenya’s School Safe Zones Project. The goal of this project is to improve primary school education in Africa.
Some of his recent works include his American Christmas Carol PBS special with James Earl Jones. He has written songs and performed with Grammy award winner Lisa Fischer. Former First Lady Barbara Bush narrated Tim’s first children's story Shine Like a Lighthouse, and Tim has written a new program entitled “In Room Symphony,” playing throughout hospitals across America on Telehealth’s Tigr systems.
Currently, in 2009 Tim has been fundraising for the USO and will be heading back to Kenya to once again work with school children. He also will be taping his latest PBS special, “Celebrate America,” a project that spotlights America’s thousands of public school students and their music programs on Public Television.
With millions of listeners and thousands of testimonies Tim continues to bring to the world a universal message of hope and peace.