BIOGRAPHY

Christian Tamburr

"Tamburr is a treat to watch and hear, as his mallets dance across the vibes and notes are accentuated by his body language, all in service to the music." JAZZTIMES Magazine

"...world-class jazz in every way." BBC Radio

I can't hear enough of it. It gets to the end and I just push play again..."

PENN from Penn & Teller

"Tamburr and his Group are well within the jazz tradition. He sets the pace of collective improvisataion with never-ending energy, with the mallets going from a slow feathery touch to a blurring speed.

Jack McCray - Charleston Currior 

Composer/Band Leader/Vibraphonist

Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 67 countries around the world. Downbeat Magazine recognized him with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance” award and is a 5-Time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award recipient on vibraphone. He leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quintet, which performs regularly venues such as at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Newport Jazz Festival and venues throughout Asia, Europe and the UAE.

As a creative development consultant and musical director/arranger, Christian has been responsible for the opening of multiple headline production shows around the world including “Between the Lines” at the Palazzo Hotel (2016 Las Vegas), “Clint Holmes Rendezvous” at the Golden Nugget Hotel (2017 Las Vegas) and “Modern Warrior Live” (2018 Off Broadway) and “Soundtrack” at the Westgate Las Vegas (2018). He is the current musical director, pianist and arranger for 2018 Grammy Nominee Clint Holmes, Soundtrack On Tour and The Modern Warrior. In addition to his public performances, Christian travels as CEO and lead facilitator of Sonic Leadership LLC, bringing unique musically inspired presentations on leadership and training to corporate teams around the Globe. He is the Artistic Curator of “The Acoustic Confidential”, a boutique concert series presented at unique intimate venues around the globe.

 

Christian has worked as Musical Director and Pianist for Latin vocal legend Julio Iglesias, Cirque du Soleil in Macau China, Landau Eugene Murphy and Penn & Teller. He has performed on vibraphone as special guest with pianist Dave Brubeck and as featured solo percussionist with Michael Feinstein. Christian’s first album “Move” sold over eighty-thousand copies and was released as a part of a Starbucks Gift Set available nationally. From 2013 to 2016 Christian toured on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC as a Global Ambassador to Arts and Education in the U.A.E. and Asia.

 

Christian first started performing jazz at the age of 14, and has had the opportunity to tour and perform with many jazz legends including, Clark Terry, James Moody, Kenny Barron, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizarelli, Tal Farlow, Nicolas Payton, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, Nicolas Payton, Mark Murphy, Clint Holmes, Ann Hampton Calaway and Rene Marie.

 

Christian and his groups have performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC), Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center (NYC), The Blue Note (NYC), Ravinia (Chicago), The Brubeck Institute (Stockton, CA) Yoshi’s Jazz Club (Oakland, CA), Pizza Express Dean Street (London), Olympia Theater (Paris), Jazz at the St. Regis (Doha, Qatar), The Central (Shanghai, China), Motion Blue (Tokyo), Monte Casino (Cape Town, South Africa), The Bellagio Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), The North Sea Jazz Festival (Amsterdam), The Atlanta Jazz Festival, The San Jose Jazz Festival, The Chandler Jazz Festival, and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Since 2006, Christian has produced “The Jazz at Sea” music spotlight, performing and featuring some of the top names in jazz onboard Regent and Oceania Cruise Lines. Christian works as a producer, arranger, and composer in many genres. His music can be heard on TV, full-length motion pictures, and on-stage productions around the world. As an educator and lecturer, Christian travels to High Schools and Colleges presenting workshops and master classes on performance, composition, arranging, and music business.