Tim Ingles Scholarship Fund

Tim InglesA year after his passing, Tim Ingles’ family and friends are establishing a scholarship fund in his name. Each year, a child will be able to attend a week of the Eliot School's Summer Program for free, exploring art, woodworking, sewing or inventions in a fun, creative, non-competitive, welcoming place.

Tim Ingles was a musician who throughout his professional life taught young people and believed in the power of art to create joy. For seven years, he played at the Eliot School's annual friend-raising parties. His wife, Carolyn, sat for many years on the Eliot School's board and remains on its Advisory Council. The Tim Ingles Scholarship Fund will carry on Tim's legacy, affirming happiness through the arts.

A generous donor will match every Crowdrise donation three to one. Every $25 you give sends $100 to the fund. Once fully funded, the Tim Ingles Scholarship Fund will house $10,000 and will last for many years to come. Donate now.


TIM INGLES, November 2, 1949–January 14, 2015

Tim Ingles' musical career spanned over four decades. Named a Living Legend: African Americans Making History in 2006, he performed with Tony Award winning vocalists Melba Moore and Linda Hopkins and Rock 'n 'Roll Hall of Fame's Laverne Baker. He performed with jazz, funk and R&B legends Donald Byrd, Fred Wesley, Pharoah Saunders, Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann, Brute Force, Leon Thomas, Artimus Pyle and Webster Lewis. He toured the US and Europe with Grammy nominee Mighty Sam McClain, and collaborated as co-arranger with composer George Russell. He was a core member of the John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble, and of WeJazzUp, playing at Slade's Bar & Grill and across the United States. Highlights over the years include Montreux and Lucerne Festivals, Montreal and Toronto Jazz Festivals, Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and much, much more.

Tim taught at Tufts and Northeastern Universities and at the New England Conservatory of Music. He was artist in residence, lecturer and performer with music education programs including Boston Wang Center's Young at Arts, House of Blues' Blues Schoolhouse and Young Audiences. He was Musical Director for the Wang Citi Center's Eats & Beats performances in Boston's public schools.

Husband, brother, uncle, beloved family member, colleague, band member and friend, Tim endeared people to him with his twinkling eyes, ready smile and darkly sweet smattering of freckles, his generosity of spirit, his creativity and humor. He loved cooking, cars and the people in his life.