A conversation and performance celebrating the music of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.
Tim Kliphuis is a violin master and a wizard of sound. Using classical, gypsy jazz and folk he has created a unique style that is making waves in concert halls across the globe. His recent successes have led to a Sony Classical recording contract and a performance for the Dutch King and Queen. Tim has shared the stage with legends Frankie Gavin, Richard Galliano and Les Paul and has been lauded for his musical genius. He was awarded the Scottish Jazz Award (International), has collaborated with the Richard Strauss Festival, Netherlands and Tallinn Chamber Orchestras, the Cape Town Philharmonic and curates the Fiddles on Fire Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Jimmy Grant grew up with bluegrass, folk, celtic and classical and soon gravitated towards the music of Django Reinhardt, studying with acclaimed jazz guitarists Jim Nichols and Howard Alden. He cites Bach, Joe Pass and Benny Goodman as his main influences Jimmy has performed with David Grisman and European musicians Ludovic Beier (accordeon) and Paulus Schäfer (gypsy guitarist), as well as the Hot Club of San Francisco. He performs from coast to coast with Velvet Caravan, a Savannah-based internationally touring group.