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Tim Kliphuis Trio

TIM KLIPHUIS TRIO: “Django's Five Elements”

Tim, Nigel and Roy return to Colchester with their trademark brand of high-octane gypsy jazz and classical mash-ups. 

Founded in 2006 after meeting in a small Russian cultural café in Glasgow, the Tim Kliphuis Trio are one of the world’s top string groups, combining jaw-dropping virtuosity and mesmerizing improvisations with a beautifully varied repertoire sourced from classical music, gypsy jazz and folk. 

The Trio started out with Grappelli jazz on their first tours and quickly developed a personal sound including other styles and repertoire from classical and folk music. 

This concert will feature tunes from Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, and the Trio’s new Five Elements suite, an ode to our planet. The trio were given the honour of opening this year's United Nations Water Conference in New York with the track Water from the suite. There will also be some classically inspired pieces from Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Tim's classical roots are reflected in the choice of repertoire and his love for French gypsy jazz maestro Stéphane Grappelli ensures a heavy dose of swing improvisation. Nigel brings his background in Celtic folk, but also contemporary guitar techniques into the mix, while Roy's sound recalls the various rhythms that define New Orleans street music.

“Effervescent ... with chemistry and virtuosity” - Rob Adams, The Herald
“Impressive and moving” - The Strad Magazine

Tim Kliphuis - violin
Nigel Clark - guitar
Roy Percy - double bass

Tickets £15 / £13 concessions.
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.

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