Grammy-nominated musician/producer and world-renowned drummer Quentin E. Baxter presents an amazing three-concert series on Kiawah Island! The third artist on the agenda is jazz vibraphonist and composer Christian Tamburr, featuring Kevin Bales on piano, Billy Thornton on bass, and Quentin E. Baxter on drums. Christian Tamburr first started performing jazz at the age of 14. Now 35, he has had the opportunity to tour and perform with many jazz legends, including Dave Brubeck, Michael Feinstein, Clark Terry, James Moody, Bunky Green, Kenny Barron, Benny Green, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Tal Farlow, Nicholas Payton, Billy Drummond, Matt Wilson, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, Mark Murphy, Clint Holmes, and René Marie. Christian toured as pianist and musical director for Julio Iglesias (2006-08) and joined Cirque du Soleil in 2009 as assistant composer and musical director for a new show in Macau, China. In 2014 Christian performed as featured artist and musical director of Rose Rabbit Lie at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Tamburr recognized by Downbeat Magazine with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performer Award” and the “2013 Critics Choice Top Rising Star Award” on vibraphone, currently leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quintet around the world to sold out audiences. His newest album “Voyage” reached the top 10 on the jazz charts in 2014 and features the same rhythm section performing at Turtle Point Clubhouse. The album led to performances at some of the most prestigious venues around the world, including the The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in NYC, Pizza Express Dean Street in London, the Olympia Theater in Paris, Jazz at the St. Regis in Doha, Qatar and stops in China, Tokyo and Amsterdam.
Christian is the 2015 Artist in Residence at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. He often 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 the corporate environment. “Tamburr and his Group are well within the jazz tradition. He sets the pace of collective improvisation 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