Tim Hyland began his musical career in 1969 with the Bay Area band cult funk band, Extension 5, playing both organ and trumpet.
Throughout the seventies, Tim regularly made appearances at Keystone Korner jamming and dueling with many famous Jazz musicians and became a first call trumpet and flute player in the Bay Area.
In the eighties, Tim joined the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and eventually he went on to teach music at Albany High School as the director of the Albany High School Jazz Band.
In 2010, after a long battle with cancer, Tim Hyland passed away. Tim was a seminal hard working professional even at the end of his life. His musical knowledge and generous spirit were guidance for all who knew him.
From 1992 until 2009 Tim performed and recorded with dissent, DJ Zeph, Variable Unit, and the Wide Hive Players.