Award-winning violinist Tim Kliphuis (NL) is a legend in the gypsy world. His Trio with Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (bass) celebrates 10 years of performing a ground-breaking and profoundly musical blend of gypsy jazz, classical and folk music.
This festive programme features the Trio’s greatest successes: music by Ellington, Fauré, Paganini,
R. Strauss, Grappelli and Kliphuis himself, plus a selection from new-released Vivaldi album, “Reflecting the Seasons”. A dazzling array of colours that will take the listener by surprise.

“Playfully inventive and technically brilliant“
- The Scotsman

Recent Trio highlights include the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, collaborations with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the German Richard Strauss Festival and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival. In 2013, they received the Scottish Jazz International award.

Tim Kliphuis has been hailed as a contemporary improvising “Paganini”. He has shared the stage with Richard Galliano, Frankie Gavin, Les Paul and many gypsy jazz groups including The Rosenberg Trio. He has a busy international schedule including work with The Netherlands and Tallin Chamber Orchestras and The Hague Philharmonic, is an in-demand educator at competitions, masterclasses and conservatoires and is the author of best-selling book “Gypsy Jazz Violin”.

Nigel Clark is an awe-inspiring guitar virtuoso with a unique sound, and has worked with the biggest names in jazz, folk and rock including Gloria Gaynor, Moya Brennan, Jan Akkerman, Philip Catherine, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Scottish hit band Hue and Cry. He toured the Far East with legendary jazz singer Carol Kidd and has played the music of Django Reinhardt all his life.

Roy Percy’s bass sound is rooted in New Orleans and Jump-Jive, bringing the Trio raw street rhythms and infectious grooves. He has worked with top Americans Duke Heitger, Marty Grosz, Bob Barnard and Evan Christopher. His unique bass slapping techniques, unrivalled in Europe, and his subtle dynamic feel make for a great range of emotions.

Official website: www.timkliphuis.com

Selected tracks of Tim Kliphuis Trio - click to listen.  

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