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Sat, 05 Nov



The world's greatest Swing violinist comes to The Jazz Centre UK!

If you like Stephane Grappelli, gypsy jazz with a touch of classical - all amid new settings by our star guest TIM KLIPHUIS - then don't miss this extra special concert! (Digby Fairweather). Admission £12.00.

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Time & Location

05 Nov 2022, 14:00

Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK

About the Event

TIM KLIPHUIS is the most prominent European Swing violinist to come along in the past twenty five years.  He became known during his student years in Amsterdam in 1999, when he joined the great Belgian gypsy guitarist Fapy Lafertin and toured Europe with Lafertin's Quintet recording three albums before turning to a solo career in 2004.

Classically trained at the Amsterdam  Conservatoire and inspired by Stephane Grappelli, Tim started combining classical, folk, and world music  with gypsy jazz and performing in both classical halls (including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw)  and folk festivals. He has recorded and performed with musicians as diverse as guitarist Martin Taylor, Richard Galliano, and traditional Celtic  musicians Frankie Gavin and Charlie McKerron!

In 2012, Tim premiered a crossover project with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in which he explored the common ground of classical string orchestra and string jazz trio, showcasing some of his own compositions, as well as material by Duke Ellington, Stéphane Grappelli, Richard Strauss, Aaron Copland, and others. A year later he dedicated his Trio's album The Grappelli Album to his hero, Stéphane Grappelli, whom he had met and played for in 1995 and in 2015, premiered a new piece in Amsterdam, "Reflecting the Seasons": a re-working of Vivaldi's Four Seasons for improvising trio and string orchestra. 

In 2016, our visiting star  signed a 3-record deal with Sony Classical  (Netherlands), for which the first album Reflecting the Seasons, recorded by his Trio and the Stellenbosch University Camerata, was released in October 2016. A year later they played for the Dutch King and Queen for the annual King's Concert, broadcast nationwide on King's day; afterwards, Reflecting the Seasons peaked at No.1 on the i-Tunes classical chart.

"The legitimate heir to Stephane Grappelli' (Accoustic Magazine)

So don't miss this one-off Jazz Centre star concert!  Joining Tim will be  Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (bass)  Admission £12.00.


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