Born in Liverpool in 1950. Tim gave up a career as a barrister in 1976 to give his full commitment to playing and writing music. In the 70s he toured with Ian Carr’s Nucleus and Graham Collier Music and with the groundbreaking big band Loose Tubes in the 80s. 2009 finds him as the first ever musician Artist in Residence at Tate Britain to research and compose music in response to the work of JMW Turner. "Whitehead has a highly personal, always gorgeous sound on tenor and an infinite vocabulary - in a country of fine saxophonists he is one of the finest" - Peter Bacon, Jazz CD of the Week, Birmingham Post. "For my money, the finest tenor player in Britain today'' - Andy Hamilton, Jazz Review.