Tyler Greenfield is a recording artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Jersey City, NJ.
He was raised with a love for music from an early age, studying classical piano throughout his childhood under the guidance of his grandmother, pianist, and teacher Ruth Greenfield. It wasn’t until taking a break from piano altogether did he rediscover it with a newfound appreciation, spurring a mostly self-taught foray into jazz, studying favorites such as Thelonius Monk and Bill Evans.
Although he considers piano his “first love,” Tyler has also been involved in the local gypsy jazz scene, studying with renowned guitarist Stephane Wrembel.
As a producer, Tyler has found a home in the world between jazz and hip hop, influenced by the likes of J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Freddie Joachim. In 2013, iStandard awarded him a perfect score in their annual NYC producer competition, noting his versatility.
In 2014, Tyler began his journey into the Latin jazz community, becoming aquainted with several Cuban musicians in New York. From these friendships, Tyler embarked on his debut album “Sunday Bolero,” including arrangements of classic boleros and featuring the acclaimed Cuban singer Xiomara Laugart.
Tyler has attended master classes with the great jazz pianist Barry Harris, whom he credits for helping broaden his harmonic understanding and love for music.
He explores other mediums as well – as part of a challenging upcoming project, Tyler has gathered audio and video recordings from his travels: including Dominican Republic, Cuba, Spain, France, Germany, Chile, Israel, to use in an interactive installation promoting world peace.
Tyler runs Bim Bom Studios, which he co-founded as an umbrella brand for all creative projects.