Musical Artist, Producer, Manager, Booking Agent, Consultant, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Arranger, Composer, Recording Engineer, Production Coordinator
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Christian Tamburr is a multi-instrumentalist, accomplished on the piano and trapset as well as
world and orchestral percussion. However, his true talent is exhibited on his instrument of choice, the
vibraphone. Confirmed in May of 2001, in Downbeat Magazine when he was awarded "Outstanding
Solo Jazz Performer". Christian is currently the leader of the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr
Quartet, a four-piece acoustic jazz group. After a year and a half of touring around the world, Christian just
returned home from working as Musical Director and Pianist for Latin Vocal Legend Julio Iglesias. For
the past year, Christian has been under contract with Cirque du Soleil as musical director for a brand new
Christian first started performing jazz at the age of 14, now 29, 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 Mahogany, Nicolas Payton, Art Van Damm, Slide
Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Milt Hilton, D*** Hyman, Bob Haggart, Mark Murphy, Eric Marienthal,
Marcus Printup, and Bunky Green.
Christian has performed as a guest artist with Dave Brubeck, as a solo percussionist with
Michael Feinstein, and opened for Harry Connick, Jr.
Over the past 6 years, Christian and his quartet has performed at such venues as The Lincoln
Center in New York City, The Blue Note, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival,
the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Harrington Jazz Festival, the New Jersey Jazz Festival, the
Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival, and the Ravinia Jazz Residence in Chicago. In 2008, the quartet
traveled to Japan for a 3-week tour performing at festivals and clubs throughout the country. In
March of 2009, the Christian Tamburr Quartet was featured on the Millennium Stage at the
prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
In December of 2005, Christian and bassist Elisa Pruett were hired to play for NBA legend
Michael Jordan in Charlotte, NC. While in residency at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas as a
member of the Noel Friedline Quintet, Christian was hired to perform for Julia Roberts at her
highly publicized, surprise birthday party in New York City in 2002. In winter of 2006,
Christian’s first album “ Move” was released as a part of a Starbucks Gift Set available around
Although rooted in jazz, Christian’s ability to be diverse in the music industry has allowed him to be
successful in multiple genres of performance and recording. In February of 2007, Christian joined Latin
vocal star Julio Iglesias performing as his featured pianist and shared as musical director. The world tour
has included stops throughout the US, Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, The Dominican Republic, Portugal,
Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Spain, and Monaco, South Africa.
Christian works as a producer, arranger, and writer for many groups of all styles around the
country. Famed magicians Penn and Teller hired Christian to write and teach them music for
their stage show in Las Vegas. Off the stage, Christian also works as a clinician, teaching high
school and college students all around the country. Clinics vary from working with jazz big
bands, small groups, and improvisation, to percussion technique for mallets in the concert or
marching idiom. Christian is endorsed by Receptor Muse, Pro-mark sticks and mallets, and plays
exclusively Musser vibraphones.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Jai Jai Jackson
What Instrument do you play?
Piano, Drums, Percussion, Other
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Christian T...WELCOME to TJN...your stylings and musical artistry are impeccable indeed!....You are so gracious to share them here with us all...I've always loved the musicianship of Elisa P too...and your works are so enticing to the heart and soul....love to network with you anytime should you need imagery for any of your musical projects...again thank you for sharing your wonderful talent here...my best to you...always b
Hello to everyone here on the Jazz Network. Its my honor to be featured here on the site this week, and I do hope to meet some great new folks. I'm in the process of relocating from the east coast of Florida to the San Jose/San Fran area. I will be there starting in November. Any folks on that would like to connect in the area would be great to touch base with and network with! All my best C
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