Tim Duffy Growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, in the shadow of the Newport Jazz Festival, Tim Duffy, at age twelve, met the great Duke Ellington. As a teenager he ran away with Howlin' Wolf, studied sculpture and film at the Rhode Island School of Design and fell in with saxophonist Charles Lloyd. Tim's improvisational, artistic explorations led him into film and the New York circles of Sun Ra, Allen Kaprow's '-happenings', Yoko Ono and a summer spent around Andy Warhol. In the early 1970s, Tim migrated to Colorado where he pioneered experimental workshops around the state which evolved into his funk-gospel-jazz fusion-celestial circus, the Orchestra of Clouds. In the 80s, Tim was an art director for motion pictures from Disney, Viacom and PBS. In the early 90s, he returned to Colorado where he assembled The Rocky Mountain All-Stars. As an active, adventurous composer, Tim draws on his diversified, deeply rooted experiences and his vast network of creative fellow travelers to bring forth the latest extension of his expressionist explorations, the innovative new ensemble, the Jazz Explorers.