Musician. Artist. Teacher. Throughout his life Tim Ellis inspired many in the Portland music community.

Last March the Portland music world said goodbye to Tim after he succumbed to cancer at age 60. This year, Tim’s wife Susan started the Tim Ellis Music Foundation in his honor.

February 15th the Tim Ellis Music Foundation presents its first annual benefit concert. This Foundation  helps raise money for children in need of music education opportunities.The concert takes place at Old Church in SW Portland. All proceeds from this benefit will go to the Foundation in what promises to be great night of music featuring local artists.

Performers include:

Michael Allen Harrison

Aaron Meyer

Jean-Pierre Garau

The Brown Sisters

Steve Hale

Selena Hing

Josh Martenson

Michele Van Kleefe

There will also be a silent auction from February 13th thru February 24th. All proceeds of the auction go to the Foundation and will help provide grants to students and offer educational opportunities for young people to develop and nurture a passion for music.

A Tim Ellis tribute album titled “Hallelujah” was released in December 2016 and can be found on Aaron Meyer’s website. The album features artist who will also be performing at the benefit concert.

The Concert begins at 7pm at The Old Church (1422 SW 11th Ave.) in Portland on February 15th.

If you’d like more information about this event visit here.

This week at Portland Radio Project we featured Tim Ellis Music Foundation as part of our award-winning Community Voices series. You can listen below to interviews with key members of the organization:

Michele Van Kleef

Tom Ellis

Aaron Meyer

Tiffany Ellis