"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 from Penn and Teller

"Fans of the vibraphone are probably familiar with the names Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman and Gary Burton. In the near future they will most likely add the name Christian Tamburr to their list of favorite vibraphonists."
- Jeff Eason
Watauga Mountain Times
Blowing Rock NC

"One of the most inventive and creative vibraphonists I have heard in years."
- Eric Cohen, WAER Jazz 88

"What is there to say? (to paraphrase a well used tune title) Just love this album! It\'s been said for years that piano,bass,drums and vibes ain\'t necessarily the M.J.Q. but less frequently that it doesn\'t have to sound like a Hutcherson or Burton group either! Whilst Tamburr conjurs up tantalising and fleeting references to these masters he remains firmly anchored to his own place in music, the strength of his self belief evidenced by the very individual arrangement of \'Softly as in a morning sunrise\', here retitled simply \'Softly\'. It\'s been said that Sigmund Romberg deeply resented jazz people working out on this classic but even the grumpiest post classicist couldn\'t fail to note Tamburr\'s respect and affection for the theme. \'That\'s All\' comes closest to the straight ahead genre,(another Tamburr arrangement of a well known standard)whilst the originals \'Blues for Jo\' and \'Esque\' just burn the house down. Filled out with Tamburr on piano for a trio track and again for a piano/bass duet the album is a credit to all involved, particularly co-producer Justin Varnes, rock solid on drums. Bassist Elisa Pruett and piano man Oscar Perez are just where they need to be at the right time. This is a great album...only one question...entitled \"Move\"...where was Denzil Best? "
- Radio Port Phillip, Australia

"Like Stefon Harris, Tamburr has helped to inject young blood into the art of vibes and marimba performance. Assisted by bassist Elisa Pruett, drummer Justin Varnes and pianist Oscar Perez, Tamburr parades his talents as an improviser of note with cascading arpeggios and near-perfect articulation."
- John Stevenson, ejazznews.com

"The groove of the piano-drums-bass is the perfect road for the vibes to follow the best emotions of our listening heart."
- Scazzola Giovanni Pietro, Radio Gold Popular Network, Italy

"...world-class jazz in every way"
- Tommy Saville, BBC Radio Nottingham

"Slick and completely surprising. Admittedly not my usual cup of tea however, I'm a convert! This album is fantastic!"
- Jason Wellwood, Musical Director, CILU 102.7FM Ontario Canada

"What a great album!! I have enjoyed the variety of jazz styles on the album and have appreceited the range of both playing and performing styles that Christian demonstrates. From the uptempo sound of \"Esque\" to the two standards the he plays \"Taking A Chance On Love\" & \"That\'s All\" to the fun \"Spagetti & MeatBalls At Sullies\" the whole album is just great!! A very listenable album and one which will be receiving more airplay from me over the coming weeks. I look forward to hearing more of Christian\'s music over the coming times."
- Terry Neal, Radio Logan Inc 101FM, Australia

"The moment i received this CD it was started to listen to it and.....Man what a skills on these tracks, great stuff! The variety in tracks and tempochanges is a pleasure to listen to next to the enthousiasm of the musicians who softly in the background accompany the music with softspoken phrases make this CD on every track a surprising experience..."
- Joost an Steen, host/producer Jazz & Blues Tour ASFM 105.4, The Netherlands

CD Reviews:

"Christian Tamburr is a vibist to be reckoned with on the jazz scene."

Read full review by John Gilbert

"Jazz vibraphonists are almost like a fraternity, so few are their number, and it's gratifying
to see that the instrument is carrying on in the capable hands of a versatile musician
who creates intriguing compositions as well as engaging music."

Read full review by Don Williamson

Past Performances:

North Sea Jazz Festival
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Hollywood Jazz Festival
Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA)
March of Jazz (Clearwater, FL)
Charlotte Jazz Festival
Cullowhee Jazz Festival
Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)
Sun Fest (West Palm Beach, FL)
Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival

Clubs and Theatres:
Kennedy Center Millenium Stage - Washington DC
Blue Note - Las Vegas, NV
Twin's Jazz Lounge - Washington, D.C.
Heidi's Jazz Club - Cocoa Beach, FL
The Jazz Corner - Hilton Head, SC
Churchill Grounds - Atlanta, GA
JAMS - West Palm Beach, FL
The Ritz Theater - Jacksonville, FL
Gem Theater - Kansas City, MO
Pleasure Island Jazz Company - Disney World
The Big Chill - Charlotte, NC
The Van Dyke Cafe - Miami, FL
The Supper Club - New York City

UNLV (clinician)
University of North Florida (clinician, performer)
Florida Community College at Jacksonville (performer)
Brevard Community College (clinician, performer)


Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival - receiving "Outstanding Performance", Outstanding Soloist"

Downbeat Winner for " Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance"

Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington D.C.

Christian Tamburr Quartet - Winners of Atlanta's Future of Jazz Competition

Awarded and invited to the Ravinia Steans Institute for Young Artists Residency - Chicago, IL

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