Brand New 2014/2015 Christian Tamburr Quintet Album - 'Voyage'. Featuring Christian Tamburr on Vibraphone, Dominick Farinacci on Trumpet, Kevin Bales on Piano, Billy Thornton on Bass, and Quentin Baxter on drums.
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Christian Tamburr is an internationally touring vibraphonist and pianist. Downbeat Magazine recognized him with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performer” award and the “2013 Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award on vibraphone. He currently leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quintet around the world with recent sold out performances in New York City at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. His newest album “Voyage” remained in the top 10 of the charts in 2014 and led to touring in Shanghai China, Doha Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and various festivals throughout the US. He is on staff as the 2015 ‘Artist in Residence’ at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. From January to July 2014 Christian performed as a featured musician and the musical director of Rose Rabbit Lie at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. He is now touring around the world as a featured artist on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC.
Christian has performed on vibraphone as special guest with pianist Dave Brubeck, as a solo percussionist with Michael Feinstein, and opened for Harry Connick Jr. He has performed private concerts for NBA basketball legend Michael Jordan, and was hired to entertain at the highly publicized surprise birthday party for actress Julia Roberts in New York City. Christian’s first album “Move” was released as a part of a Starbucks Gift Set available around the US. From 2006 till 2008 Christian toured as pianist and musical director for Julio Iglesias. He joined Cirque du Soleil in 2009 as an assistant composer and musical director for a new show in Macau, China.
Christian first started performing jazz at the age of 14, now 34, he has had the opportunity to tour and perform with many of the jazz legends including, Clark Terry, James Moody, Bunky Green, Kenny Barron, Benny Green, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizarelli, Tal Farlow, Nicolas Payton, Billy Drummond, Matt Wilson, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, Nicolas Payton, Mark Murphy, Clint Holmes, and Rene Marie.
Christian and his groups have performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC) , Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center (NYC) , The Blue Note (NYC), Ravinia (Chicago) , The Brubeck Institute (Stockton, CA) Yoshi’s Jazz Club (Oakland, CA), Pizza Express Dean Street (London), Olympia Theater (Paris) , Jazz at the St. Regis (Doha, Qatar), The Central (Shanghai, China), Motion Blue (Tokyo), Monte Casino (Cape Town, South Africa), The Bellagio Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), The North Sea Jazz Festival (Amsterdam), The Atlanta Jazz Festival, The San Jose Jazz Festival, The Chandler Jazz Festival, and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Since 2006, Christian has produced “The Jazz at Sea” music spotlight, performing and featuring some of the top names in jazz onboard Regent and Oceania Cruises.
Christian works as a producer, arranger, and composer in many genres. His music can be heard on TV, full-length motion pictures, and one stage productions around the world. Famed magicians Penn and Teller hired Christian as a consultant to write and teach them music for their stage show in Las Vegas. As an educator and lecturer, Christian travels to High Schools and Colleges presenting workshops and master classes on performance, composition, arranging, and music business. He also presents leadership and teambuilding workshops to executives at Fortune 500 Companies highlighting unique attributes found both on stage and in a corporate environment.
The Christian Tamburr Quartet, Trio, and Duo project recordings include: Move 2006, Arrivals 2007, Traveling South 2008, Conversations 2011, Places 2012, and Voyage 2014 released under Tamburr World Wide Productions. Christian is endorsed by Blackwing Pencils and www.pencils.com, ProeMark 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