The new season for Gatehouse Music Society starts on Sunday, November 2, with a concert by the Tim Kliphuis Jazz Trio whose members are not strangers to this part of the country.
They are applauded internationally for the virtuosity of their performances of a varied repertoire sourced from classical, gypsy jazz and folk music.
The members of the trio whose performance has been described as “The most breathtaking instrumental show you’ll hear this year” are Tim Kliphuis, who is classically trained, widely regarded as Stephane Grappelli’s heir, and holds the jazz violin chair at Tilborg Conservatoire in Holland; Nigel Clark (guitar) who has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop throughout the last 15 years, and whose love of the music of Django Reinhardt is evident in his improvisational style; and Roy Percy (double bass) who has been a driving force in many bands since the 1980s and whose career has involved touring in Europe and the USA as well as at home in the UK. He has worked with many visiting international jazz musicians at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.
They bring to us a programme entitled “Gypsy Seasons” which takes a fresh look at Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ along with other new material.
Do come and join us at the concert which will take place on Sunday 2 November at 7.30pm in Gatehouse Parish Church. Tickets are available at the door and students and school children have free entry.