A Jazz Journey Across Europe
March 16, 2022
An invitation to the Richard Strauss Festival in Germany marked the start of the Tim Kliphuis Trio (Nigel Clark, guitar and Roy Percy, double bass) whose mission is a "total music" without stylistic barriers. They performed for the Dutch King at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, curated the world fiddle night at Celtic Connections Glasgow and celebrated Stéphane Grappelli at the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine.
Tim Kliphuis is an in-demand educator at festivals, competitions and conservatoires. He wrote the best-selling book “Gypsy Jazz Violin” and teaches the foremost comprehensive online jazz violin course in the Tim Kliphuis Studio. He is Professor of String Improvisation at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam and director of the gypsy jazz summer school Grappelli-Django Camp. He is a DPA Microphones and Pirastro Strings artist.
Roy Pecy (Edinburgh) and Nigel Clark (Glasgow) started their musical careers early, playing in school bands. Roy developing his career in the early days of the Edinburgh International Jazz Festival. In 1987, Nigel joined the jazz/pop band Hue & Cry opening for such artists like U2, Madonna and Simply Red. For their recordings the band invited some big names in jazz, Ron Carter, John Scofield, Michael and Randy Brecker, to name a few. Initially influenced by the rock music of the day, Nigel soon switched to jazz guitar impressed by Django Reinhardt.