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Designer, developer, saxophone artist, and music educator based in Seattle, Washington focusing on creating functional products for digital mediums and advancing the user experience through sympathy and understanding.

I'm an experienced web and user interface designer, design systems manager, JavaScript developer, and creative problem solver, with additional skills spanning video editing and motion graphics, audio editing, project direction/management, graphic design, and illustration.

Additionally, I lead multiple musical projects as a saxophone artist and musician in the Pacific Northwest music scene, lead the team at Downbeat Academy in an effort to democratize music education, and you'll occasionally find me performing in the orchestras of the Paramount Theatre, the 5th Avenue Theatre, and various other venues around Seattle.

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  • Jory Tindall: Pacific Northwest-born saxophonist, woodwind musician, composer, and band leader with a versatile musical background
  • Notable collaborations: Performed with renowned acts like The Temptations, The O'Jays, Johnny Mathis, and jazz luminaries such as Geoff Keezer and Brian Lynch
  • Education and skills: Trained in Jazz Studies at University of Northern Colorado; proficient in classical saxophone, flute, and clarinet, showcasing musical versatility
  • Musical style: Improvisation rooted in bebop, inspired by jazz greats like Clifford Brown and Cannonball Adderley; incorporates influences from diverse genres including rock, metal, and electronic
  • Seattle music scene: Regular performer at prominent venues such as The 5th Avenue Theatre, Jazz Alley, and The Paramount Theatre; versatile across jazz, funk, rock, theater, and classical genres
  • Local collaborations: Works with numerous Pacific Northwest musicians and performs with groups like the Rumba Kings, Nearly Dan, and the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra
  • Leadership roles: Heading several projects including Left Coast (jazz quartet with upcoming album), Seattle Hard Bop Collective, Madera Trio, and Jory Tindall Quartet
  • Educational involvement: Maintains a private student studio, focusing on comprehensive musicianship; conducts workshops and clinics at local high schools, contributing to music education in the community


Born in the Pacific Northwest, Jory Tindall is an accomplished saxophone artist, woodwind musician, composer, and band leader. He has shared the stage with notable talents such as The Temptations, Geoff Keezer, Robin Eubanks, Brian Lynch, The O'Jays, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, Conrad Herwig, Leland Sklar, Phil Lassiter, and many others.

While trained traditionally in jazz at the University of Northern Colorado under Dr. Andrew Dahlke, Dana Landry, Jim White, Erik Applegate, and Steve Kovalcheck, he's also well-versed in classical saxophone, flute, and clarinet.

Jory's improvisational style is firmly rooted in bebop, with inspiration taken from Clifford Brown, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt, and Bud Powell. He incorporates sounds from across the spectrum of music, with interests spanning King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Lamb of God, Animals as Leaders, Deftones, Aphex Twin, Joni Mitchell, LCD Soundsystem, and many others.

Jory is a regular presence in the Seattle music scene, performing at popular venues such as The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Triple Door, The Royal Room, Seattle Opera, The Paramount Theatre, Jazz Alley, and the Village Theatre. He performs as a solo artist, backing musician, and featured soloist across genres including jazz, funk, rock, theater, classical, chamber music, and creative avant-garde.

Notable collaborators in the Pacific Northwest include Greg Feingold, Jun Iida, Stefan Schatz, Steve Treseler, Mark Taylor, Jay Thomas, Eric Verlinde, Michael Glynn, Dylan Hayes, Xavier Lecoutier, John Hansen, Martin Budde, and David Marriott. He regularly appears with the Rumba Kings, Nearly Dan, The Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, Blue Wave Band, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, the Cascade Swing Orchestra, the PH Factor, and many others.

As a leader, Jory is releasing new and original jazz quartet music through his Left Coast project, with an album expected to be released later this year under the same title. He also leads several other groups, including the Seattle Hard Bop Collective, dedicated to the hard bop era of jazz in the late 1950s and 60s, the Madera Trio, and the Jory Tindall Quartet.

As an educator, Jory maintains a small studio of dedicated private students and musicians, focusing on a broad curriculum of musicianship, improvisation, core fundamentals, and music business. He runs regular workshops and clinics at many local schools, including Bothell High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, Bellevue High School, and Roosevelt High School.


“​​Jory’s musicianship and skills behind an instrument is only surpassed by his witty sense of humor and fun work ethic. A joy to work with and a welcome addition to any ensemble.”

– Aaron Alonso, Village Theatre Production Manager

“Jory Tindall has proven himself to be a great asset as a jazz coach in our nationally recognized program at Edmonds Woodway High School. He’s clear, intentional, encouraging and he plays at an extremely high level offering inspiration to students and teachers alike.”

– Jake Bergevin, Director of Bands, Edmonds Woodway High School

“Jory's saxophone skills are truly impressive, blending technique with emotional depth. His performances consistently elevate any ensemble, while his reliability and positive attitude make him a first call for many projects. Jory combines top-tier musicianship with unwavering professionalism, making him an asset to the Seattle music scene.”

– Jason More, Manager, Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club

“I caught Jory playing sax with the Rumba Kings last night, and wow! His solos had the whole crowd grooving. The way he blends with the band's Latin vibes is pure magic. Jory doesn't just play the sax, he makes it sing! Can't wait to see him light up the stage with the Rumba Kings again.”

– Linda Johnson, Rumba Kings and Seattle music fan

Album Credits


  • Most Outstanding Alto Saxophonist: Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards, 2012
  • Outstanding Alto Saxophone Soloist: Essentially Ellington, 2008