Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis and Minnesota guitarist Sam Miltich team up for a national tour introducing their new "Duets" album at the 9th Annual Integrity Jazz Festival, April 15th 2016, 7 PM at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
Dutch violinist, Tim Kliphuis and Minnesota-based guitarist Sam Miltich will present an evening of exciting gypsy jazz repertoire as they tour the country introducing their new "Duets" album. In the style of famed duo Django Reinhardt (guitar) and Stephane Grappelli (violin), these two current-day jazz greats bring back the Parisian 1930s, alternating moments of dazzling interplay with melancholy and sheer exhilaration.
“We are so pleased that the Integrity Jazz Festival was able to be a part of this national tour” said Terri Aldrich, Executive Director of the Minot Area Council of the Arts. She stated that Tim Kliphuis is a world-renowned improviser who has worked with The Rosenberg Trio, Fapy Lafertin, Les Paul, Richard Galliano and many others.
Kliphuis tours Europe, the Americas, Russia and South-Africa, is an in-demand gypsy jazz educator and author of the best-selling book "Gypsy Jazz Violin". Sam Miltich was drawn into the Django world at an early age, toured internationally with the Robin Nolan Trio and has since then established himself as one of America’s leading jazz guitarists. He tours the Midwest intensively with his own band, the Clearwater Hot Club, and collaborates with many of the region's most renowned musicians.
Kliphuis and Miltich have a long history together. Miltich said "it feels as though the music continues to evolve and reach greater musical heights. It is no small thing to organize tours and records across the Atlantic Ocean, but the quality and spirit of the music keeps me coming back for more.” Reflecting on the new "Duets" album, Kliphuis remarked that “music is about communication - making in-the-moment decisions about sound, notes and rhythm. The duet setting, …gives us the perfect opportunity to show how exciting and spontaneous music can be."
The evening’s entertainment will begin with the Dave Ferreira Trio of Fargo. The David Ferreira Trio with Dave Ferreira on piano, Jim Knudson, on drums and Jeremy Cahill on bass has appeared weekly at Maxwell’s Restaurant & Bar in West Fargo for over 3 ½ years. Ferreria recently toured Portugal playing concerts clubs and radio broadcasts. Featured with the Ferreria Trio is Steve Veikley. Steve is Musical Director for the Integrity Jazz Festival and has been in US Army bands, played trumpet and sang with the world famous “Glenn Miller Orchestra”, and worked for “Jack Six” in Atlantic City. Steve has formed and led his own groups for many years including past Integrity "All Stars", Cool Beans, Java Jive Jazz and the Gentle Winds Orchestra.
In addition to great music, ticket holders will be treated to hors d'oeuvres made by 3’s Co. and visual art displays from select local artists. Tickets for the event are available at the Minot Area Council of the Arts, 701-852-2787 or the ticket line 701-833-8685. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students.
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