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Timo Elliston is an award-winning pianist, composer and producer, best known for his original score to Life & Beth (HULU), created by and starring Amy Schumer. The score, co-written with his frequent collaborator Ray Angry (The Roots), features an all-star ensemble of musicians with Eric Harland, Sean Jones, Myron Walden and Ben Williams, recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, NYC. Variety said, An evocative jazz score by Ray Angry and Timo Elliston guides some of the show’s most effective scenes through their peaks and valleys, sometimes doing the heavy lifting for the emotional beats, and sometimes working alongside the actors on their way there. Season 2 of Life & Beth premieres in early 2024 and will reunite the ensemble with the addition of a live orchestra. Along with Life & Beth, Timo’s collaboration with Schumer includes Inside Amy Schumer (Paramount) and the documentary series Expecting Amy (HBO Max).

Other credits for Timo include the Emmy-nominated and IDA Award-winning Abstract: The Art of Design (NETFLIX), an influential documentary series directed by Oscar-winning directors Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo) and Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?).

As a Music Producer, Timo recently completed season two of City Island (PBS), an animated series created by Aaron Augenblick (Ugly Americans). This season features music videos of songs written by Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), with performances by Kimiko Glenn, Ellen Cleghorne, Michael-Leon Wooley, Kimia Behpoornia, James Adomian and Julio Torres. Other producer credits include the single Blue Bayou, produced for season one of Life & Beth, sung by Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere); a series of songs for Inside Amy Schumer featuring Ron Weiner (30 Rock); and also for Inside Amy Schumer, an original song, My Wife Buys Me Clothes (And I Wear Them) REMIX, co-written and produced by Timo with Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan), Ron Weiner, Ray Angry, and Maimouna Youssef (Mumu Fresh).

Timo comes from a musical family. He studied piano with his father, Professor of Music at The University of Maryland, Ron Elliston. He began performing in clubs at age 14 and eventually moved to New York City to pursue a career in performance. He has toured internationally with his own trio, and has performed with Charles Davis, Valery Ponomarev, Stacey Kent, Giacomo Gates, Rebecca Parris and New York City Ballet.

Timo lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, Amy, and a couple of kids.

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Timo Elliston at Electric Lady Studios, Greenwich Village, NYC
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Timo Elliston and Ray Angry at Electric Lady Studios, NYC
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Timo Elliston and Brian Jones at the National Board of Review Gala