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Concert Review: Christian Tamburr in Southwest Florida

Celebrating a small but distinctive fraternity

Vibraphonist Christian Tamburr’s hands-on technique at the Charlotte County Jazz Society in Port Charlotte, Florida
Bassist Billy Thornton and vibes player Christian Tamburr at the Charlotte County Jazz Society in Port Charlotte, Florida
Drummer Danny Gottlieb, a special guest at Christian Tamburr’s January 2015 concert in Port Charlotte, Florida
Pianist Scott Giddins of the Christian Tamburr quartet, at the Charlotte County Jazz Society in Port Charlotte, Florida
Christian Tamburr quartet at the Charlotte County Jazz Society in Port Charlotte, Florida
Vibes player Christian Tamburr, Charlotte County Jazz Society in Port Charlotte, Florida
Vibes player Christian Tamburr, Charlotte County Jazz Society in Port Charlotte, Florida

The way vibes player Christian Tamburr sees it, he honors his musical forebears every time he picks up his mallets. He paid homage Monday night, January 12, principally to Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson, as part of the Charlotte County Jazz Society’s Artist Series in Port Charlotte, Fla.

“The music I play is influenced by all of these great players,” Tamburr said, also noting Red Norvo, Cal Tjader and Gary Burton.

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