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The Christian Tamburr Quartet featuring Kate McGarry
November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25
Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer, and arranger with an awe-inspiring resume spanning sixty-seven countries and regular performances at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Newport Jazz Festival. The stellar vibraphonist is a five-time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” who DownBeat magazine has honored with its “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance” award. Tamburr’s astonishing career includes tenancies as Musical Director and Pianist for Latin vocal legend Julio Iglesias, Cirque du Soleil in Macau China, Landau Eugene Murphy, and Penn & Teller; playing vibraphone alongside pianist Dave Brubeck and as a featured solo percussionist with Michael Feinstein; and performing live at private events for Michael Jordan and Julia Roberts.
After two Grammy nominations (2019 and 2009) for Best Jazz Vocal Album and six critically acclaimed releases, Kate McGarry is widely recognized as an incomparable jazz artist whose voice is “heartfelt, intelligent, and unforgettable” (All About Jazz). Her many extraordinary accomplishments include appearances on Piano Jazz, All Things Considered, Jazz Set with DeeDee Bridgwater, performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Newport Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Fest, and Jazz Baltica. Along the way, McGarry’s outsized talent has empowered her to perform, record, or tour with a host of lauded jazz luminaries including Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Archie Shepp, Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, John Hollenbeck, and Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.
Local Jazz is a concert series dedicated to spotlighting locally grown (or based) masters of jazz at The Fruit in downtown Durham on select Monday night. The series celebrates local jazz talent in a setting that mirrors a metropolitan jazz club. Local Jazz reimagines The Fruit to stage concerts that encourage distinguished bandleaders, rising stars, and ambitious students to explore new and original material, record live performances, and/or release albums locally before launching regional or national tours.