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Award-winning violin legend Tim Kliphuis (Holland) teams up with America’s rising star on Django jazz guitar Jimmy Grant (Los Angeles) to celebrate the music of famed musical duo Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.  

Recreating the 1930s in Paris and drawing inspiration from current classical and folk music, Kliphuis and Grant alternate moments of dazzling interplay with melancholy and sheer exhilaration in an inspired conversational journey.  

“Superb . . . a provocative meeting of minds.” — Sunday Times 

Tim Kliphuis is a master of the violin and a wizard of sound. Using classical, 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.  

Kliphuis has shared the stage with legends Frankie Gavin, Richard Galliano, and Les Paul. Additionally, he has been lauded for his musical genius by Nigel Kennedy. He was awarded the Scottish Jazz Award (International), has collaborated with the Richard Strauss Festival, Netherlands and Tallinn Chamber Orchestras, and the Cape Town Philharmonic. He curates the Fiddles on Fire Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  

Kliphuis is a Pirastro and DPA artist.  

Jimmy Grant grew up with bluegrass, folk, Celtic, and classical. He later gravitated toward 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.  

Grant has performed with David Grisman and European musicians Ludovic Beier (accordion) and Paulus Schafer (guitarist), as well as the Hot Club of San Francisco. He has performed from coast to coast with Velvet Caravan, a Savannah-based internationally touring group, and he currently heads his own quartet.  

Grant uses Favino guitars. 


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Stage 2
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, 85251

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