The Christian Tamburr Quartet November 2011 Release "Places" is now available! Featuring: Christian Tamburr on vibraphone, Eric Reed on piano, John Shifflett on Bass, Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums.
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Christian Tamburr is a multi-instrumentalist, accomplished on the piano and trapset as well as world and orchestral percussion. However, his true talent is exhibited on his instrument of choice, the vibraphone. Confirmed when Downbeat Magazine awarded him "Outstanding Solo Jazz Performer". Christian currently leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quartet, a four-piece acoustic jazz group. From 2006 till 2008 Christian toured around the world as pianist and musical director for Latin vocal legend Julio Iglesias. In 2008 Christian joined Cirque du Soliel as a Musical Director for a new production to be opened in Macao China. From 2010 to 2012 Christian was the featured 'Artist in Residence' at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Christian first started performing jazz at the age of 14, now 32, he has had the opportunity to record and tour with many jazz legends including, Ira Sullivan, Kenny Barron, Billy Drummond, Matt Wilson, Dave Kikowski, Clark Terry, James Moody, Milt Hinton, Benny Green, Bucky Pizarelli, Tal Farlow, Kevin Mahogany, Nicolas Payton, Art Van Damm, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Dick Hyman, Bob Haggart, Mark Murphy, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, and Bunky Green.
Christian has performed on vibraphone as a guest artist with Dave Brubeck, as a solo percussionist with Michael Feinstein, and opened for Harry Connick, Jr.
Over the past 6 years, Christian and his quartet has performed at such venues as the Millennium Stage at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, The Lincoln Center in New York City, The Blue Note, Small’s Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Pizza Express Club Soho (London), Yoshi’s Jazz Club, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Chandler Jazz Festival, the Ravinia Jazz Residence in Chicago, The Brubeck Institute in Stockton CA, and various Jazz Cruises around the world. In 2008, 2009, and 2011 the quartet traveled to Japan performing at festivals and clubs throughout the country.
In December of 2005, Christian and bassist Elisa Pruett were hired to play for NBA legend Michael Jordan in Charlotte, NC. While in residency at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas as a member of the Noel Friedline Quintet, Christian was hired to perform for Julia Roberts at her highly publicized, surprise birthday party in New York City in 2002. In winter of 2006, Christian’s first album "Move" was released as a part of a Starbucks Gift Set available around the country.
Although rooted in jazz, Christian's ability to be diverse in the music industry has allowed him to be successful in multiple genres of performance and recording. In November of 2006, Christian joined Latin vocal star Julio Iglesias performing as his featured pianist and shared as musical director. The world tour included stops throughout the US, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, The Dominican Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Spain, Monaco, South Africa.
Christian works as a producer, arranger, and composer for TV, Film and stage productions around the world. Famed magicians Penn and Teller hired Christian to write and teach them music for their stage show in Las Vegas. Off the stage, Christian also works as a clinician and lecturer, teaching high school and college students all around the country. Clinics and lectures focus on rhythm section development, composition, and music business.
The Christian Tamburr Quartet, Trio, and Duo project recordings include: Move 2006, Arrivals 2007, Traveling South 2008, Conversations 2011, and Places 2012 released under Tamburr World Wide Productions. Christian is endorsed by Receptor Muse, Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, and plays exclusively Musser Vibraphones.
1995 – Michael Andrew
"Mickey Swingerhead and Earthgirls"
Show Soundtrack – Michael Andrew Records
1997 – Michael Andrew
"She Could Be a Spy"
Michael Andrew and Swingerhead - Colossal Records
1999 – Michael Andrew
"Michael Andrew Presents a Swingerhead Christmas"
Michael Andrew Records
2000 – Peggy Black
"Let’s Do It"
Towery Studio Records
2001 – Roger King Jr.
2002 – Noel Freidline Quintet
"Four Nights at the Slammer"
2002 – Mike Jones, Christian Tamburr, Penn Jillette
"Tamburr Jones Trio"
2003 – Noel Freidline Quintet
"Carry Me Home"
2003 – Showtime Television
"Theme Song for Penn and Teller BullSh**"
Stockdale Sound Inc / Showtime TV
2004 – The Christian Tamburr Quartet
Christian Tamburr Music Records
2005 – Takana Miyamoto and Christian Tamburr
"An Afternoon Together"
2005 – Amy Baker / The Christian Tamburr Trio
"In & Out of Love"
2007 – The Christian Tamburr Quartet
"Arrivals" – featuring Ira Sullivan
2008 – Takana Miyamoto and Christian Tamburr
2008 – Allan Vache
"With Benny in Mind"
2010 – Karl Weismantel
"Smile for the Count"
2011 – Satsuki Iida
"I Thought About You"
2011 – Takana Miyamoto and Christian Tamburr
2011 – Karl Young
"Lost in the Wood"
2012 – The Christian Tamburr Quartet
Christian Tamburr Music
"Tamburr and his Group are well within the jazz tracdition. He sets the pace of collective improvistaion with never-ending energy, with the mallets going from a slow feathery touch to a blurring speed. His Phrasing when soloing is thoughtful and slowly simmers as he resolves his musical ideas."
– Jack McCray, The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
"I love this CD. I can't hear enough of it. It gets to the end and I just push play again..."
– Penn, Penn and Teller
"One of the most inventive and creative vibraphonists I have heard in years."
– Eric Cohen, WAER Jazz 88
"...world-class jazz in every way."
– Tommy Saville, BBC Radio Nottingham
"I am honored to recognize such legendary jazz artists as the Christian Tamburr Quartet..."
– Jeb Bush, Governor of the state of Florida
"The hottest young vibes player on the scene today. Christian is pure throwback to the swing of Hampto, the technique of Norvo, the coolness of Tjaderall all wrapped into one package - plus his on stage musical presence is a force by itself."
– Bob Masteller, owner of the Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island