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					               Vibraphonist Christian Tamburr CD Release “ARRIVALS”
                       Featuring multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan
Arrivals                                              Mahogany, Nicolas Payton, Art Van Damm,
                                                      Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Milt Hilton, Dick
Arrival’s is the most recent release by jazz          Hyman, Bob Haggart, Mark Murphy, Eric
vibraphonist Christian Tamburr and the                Marienthal, Marcus Printup, and Bunky Green
Christian Tamburr Quartet. The album features         to name a few.
the trumpet and tenor saxophone stylings of
multi-grammy award nominee Ira Sullivan. At           Christian has performed as a guest artist with
the age of 13, Christian met Ira Sullivan and the     Dave Brubeck, as a solo percussionist with
two have been performing together since. The          Michael Feinstein, and opened for Harry
new CD showcases Louis Heriveaux on Piano,            Connick, Jr.
Elisa Pruett on Bass, and Justin Varnes on
Drums.                                                In the summer of 2006 Christian Tamburr and
                                                      Regent Cruise Lines produced a Baltic Jazz
The groups first album “ Move” featured many          Cruise. For five weeks Christian’s septet toured
of Christian’s original compositions, whereas “       and performed throughout Scandinavia
Arrivals” focuses primarily on music that has         including performances at Street Life, the
influenced Christian and the band over the past       prestigious jazz club in downtown St. Petersburg
10 years. Minuano (six-eight) by Pat Metheny as       Russia. Over the past two years Christian and
well as Angel by Sarah McLaflin are two non-          his quaret have performed on the Main Stage of
standards but both in their own way blend             the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Kennedy
themselves into the group’s sound and style.          Center in Washington DC, The Atlanta Jazz
                                                      Festival, the Harrington PA Jazz Festival, the
The new album features Ira Sullivan playing           New Jersey Jazz Festival, the Cocoa Beach Jazz
tenor sax on a new approach to Secret Love            Festival and the Ravinia Jazz in June residency.
(track 7) as well as a burning trumpet lead on
Ray Noble’s Cherokee (track 12). On track 9,           In December of 2005 Christian and bassist Elisa
Christian jumps over to the piano to perform          Pruett were hired to play for NBA legend
Angel, a pop tune performed as a jazz ballad          Micheal Jordan in Charlotte, NC. In 2002 as a
with the trio. Christian uses only his fingers        member of the Noel Friedline Quintet, Christian
instead of mallets on a solo vibraphone version of    was hired to perform for Julia Roberts at her
In a Sentimental Mood (track 13) to finish out        highly publicized, surprise birthday party in New
the album.                                            York City. Original music from Christian’s first
                                                      album “Move” is set to be released as a part of a
                                                      Starbucks Gift Set for fall and winter of 2006.

BIO                                                   Christian works as a producer, arranger, and
Christian Tamburr is a multi-instrumentalist,         writer for many groups of all styles around the
accomplished on the piano and trapset as well as      country. He was hired by famed magicians Penn
world and orchestral percussion. However, his         and Teller to write and teach music for their
true talent is exhibited on his instrument of         stage show in Las Vegas. Off the stage, Christian
choice, the vibraphone. Confirmed in May of           also works as a clinician, teaching high school
2001 when in their annual poll of collegiate          and college students all around the country.
musicians, Downbeat Magazine awarded him              Clinics vary from working with jazz big bands,
"Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance". Christian        small groups, and improvisation, to percussion
is currently the leader of the critically acclaimed   technique for mallets in the concert or marching
Christian Tamburr Quartet, a four-piece               idiom. Christian is endorsed by Promark sticks
acoustic jazz group, as well as working with          and mallets and plays exclusively Musser
many other groups around the country such as          vibraphones.
Ira Sullivan and the Grammy Award Winning
Dazz Band.
                                                      Reviews, Past Performances, and Awards
Christian first started performing jazz at the age    continued on back…
of 14, now 26 he has had the opportunity to
work with many jazz legends including, Ira
Sullivan, Kenny Barron, Clark Terry, James
Moody, Benny Green, Bucky Pizarelli, Kevin
               Vibraphonist Christian Tamburr CD Release “ARRIVALS”
                       Featuring multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan

Reviews and Press                                   Clubs and Theatres:
                                                    Kennedy Center - Washington DC
“ Tamburr wears the influence of Gary Burton        Lincoln Center – Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola - NYC
Proudly… He’s not only mastered the percussive      The Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL
snap of Burton’s technique, but also delved into    The Blue Note - Las Vegas, NV
the extended harmonies Burton brought to the        Street Life – St Petersburg, Russia
instrument…”                                        The Supper Club - NYC
 - Neil Tesser                                      Twins Jazz Club – Washington DC
The Chicago Tribune                                 The Jazz Corner – Hilton Head Island, SC
                                                    Churchill Grounds – Atlanta, GA
" I am honored to recognize such legendary jazz     The Jazz Café – Charlotte, NC
artists as the Christian Tamburr Quartet..."        The Florida Theater – Jacksonville, FL
- Jeb Bush- Governor of the State of                The Gem Theater – Kansas City, MO
Florida                                             The Cornerstone - Metuchen

"Tamburr and his Group are well within the jazz     Universities:
tracdition. He sets the pace of collective          Georgia State University
improvistaion with never-ending energy, with the    University of Las Vegas
mallets going from a slow feathery touch to a       University of North Florida
blurring speed. His Phrasing when soloing is        University of Central Florida
thoughtful and slowly simmers as he resolves his    Brevard Community College
musical ideas."                                     Florida Community College
- Jack McCray
The Post and Courier
Charleston, SC.                                     Awards

I can't hear enough of it. The CD gets to the       2000- Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival-
end and I just push play again..."                  Receiving " Outstanding Performance"
- Penn from Penn and Teller                         "Outstanding Soloist"

" The hottest young vibes player on the scene       2001- Downbeat Winner for " Outstanding Solo
today, Christian is a pure throwback to the swing   Jazz Performance"
of Hampton the technique of Norvo, the
coolness of Tjader all wrapped into one packate-    2005- Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency at the
plus his on stage musical presence is a force by    Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
itself"                                             Washington D.C.
-Bob Masteller- owner of the Jazz Corner
Hilton Head Island                                  2005 - Christian Tamburr Quartet- Winners of
                                                    Atlanta's Future of Jazz Competition

Performances and Venues                             2005- Christian Tamburr Awarded and invited
                                                    to the Ravinia Steans Institute for Young Artists
Festivals:                                          Residency - Chicago, IL
North Sea Jazz Festival
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Atlanta Jazz Festival                               Contact Info:
Hollywood Jazz Festival
Charlotte Jazz Festival                             www.christiantamburr.com
Harrisburg Central PA Jazz Festival
The New Jersey Jazz Festival                        tamburrvibe@aol.com
Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival                           1-702-300-8423
Gulf Port Jazz Festival
Ravinia Jazz Series (Chicago, IL)
Summefest ( Milwaukee, WI)
March of Jazz Festival (Clearwater, FL)

				
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