tim kliphuis


7.30pm Saturday, 26 November 2011





David Newton - piano

Len Skeat - bass



Dutchman Tim Kliphuis ranks among the world's finest jazz violinists. He has often been named ‘the successor of Stéphane Grappelli’, taking his legacy into the 21st century with his unique infusion of diverse musical genres. He combines Gypsy, Classical, Folk, Tango, World music and Grappelli jazz to create an inspired and daring fusion with soulful melodies, driving rhythms and funky chords. Tim’s spirit and style are reminiscent of the late, great jazz fiddler: virtuoso playing with a great love for melody.


Classically trained at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, Tim's first international recognition came when he joined Belgian gypsy guitarist Fapy Lafertin in 1999. Since then, he has performed with major jazzmen such as guitarists Les Paul and Martin Taylor and gypsy virtuoso Angelo Debarre. Tim has made the UK his second home through regular appearances at major festivals and venues such as Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Birmingham and Newark Jazz Festivals, The Quecumbar in Battersea, Jooglebery in Brighton, Café Cossachock in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.


Maintaining a busy schedule, he has racked up successful appearances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, North Sea and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals, Richard Strauss Festival and Fiddles On Fire, dazzling audiences and fellow musicians alike.


Tonight, Tim plays selections from his CD Swingin’ Through the Classics, masterful swing arrangements of great Classical melodies.