Gypsy jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis comes to Wales for a short tour at the end of May 2007.The Dutch star has previously appeared at Brecon Jazz with Fapy Lafertin and Angelo Debarre, but these are his first dates as a leader:Weds 23 May - Swansea - St James Social Club Thurs 24 May - Cowbridge - Hare and Hounds, Aberthin Fri 25 May - Narberth - Queens Hall Sat 26 May - Bangor - Theatr Gwynedd Sun 27 May (1pm) - Aberystwyth - Conrah Hotel Sun 27 May (7.30pm) - Cardiff Bay - Norwegian Church
In spirit and style, Tim's music closely resembles that of the late maestro Stéphane Grappelli: virtuoso violin playing with a love for melody. Expect a swinging concert saturated with gypsy, folk and classical influences, from Django Reinhardt, Stevie Wonder, Loch Lomond to Grieg's Norwegian Dance.
Nigel Kennedy says: "Stéphane Grappelli’s style is alive and well in the hands of Tim Kliphuis."
See the website at www.timkliphuis.com