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Tim Kliphuis Trio to Swing the Classics at Orton and Murton

Tim Kliphuis Trio

On the tenth anniversary of his first rural tour with Highlights, award-winning Dutch violinist, Tim Kliphuis returns with his trio to play a couple of concerts inspired by classical music and gypsy jazz with a large dose of swing.

Swinging the Classics brings together the music of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt with new swing arrangements of classical pieces by composers such as J. S. Bach, Duke Ellington and Edvard Grieg.

Tim Kliphuis ranks among the world’s finest jazz violinists and he has often been named the successor to Stéphane Grappelli, taking Grappelli’s legacy into the 21st Century by infusing gypsy swing with folk and classical music.

“We’ve not had Tim playing in Orton or Murton before although he’s played other local venues through Highlights in the past and his reputation goes before him,” says volunteer Highlights promoter at Orton, Sally Seed. “Tickets are already selling well for both venues so all the signs are that these should be great February nights of music.”

Playing alongside Tim for his Eden performances are bassist Roy Percy, whose sound is rooted in New Orleans and Jump Jive, and virtuoso guitarist, Nigel Clark, who has worked with some of the biggest names in folk, rock and jazz including Gloria Gaynor, Jan Akkerman and Carol Kidd.

The Tim Kliphuis Trio has partnered with Highlights for a run of dates in the rural north before heading out to Russia to continue their international tour.

“Fearsomely fast and fun” Time Out

“A charming, uplifting performance … He has the world at his feet.” The Scotsman

Date / Time: Wednesday 12 February 7.30pm

Venue: Murton Village Institute

Bookings: 01768 353642 or online at

Date / Time: Thursday 13 February 7.30pm

Venue: Orton Market Hall

Bookings: Tickets are available from Orton Village Store, by calling

Sally on 01539 624732 or online at

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