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Jazz at The Hive

The Hive in Shrewsbury

TAM DE VILLIERS QUARTET

14th March  2015

 

image by Celine Cruz

 

TAM DE VILLIERS QUARTET

 

Tam de Villiers – Guitar

David Prez – Tenor Saxophone

Frederic Chiffoleau – Bass

Karl Jannuska – Drums

 

 

A visit by Paris-based international quartet touring Europe to promote the launch of their third album  'Panacea' (Whirlwind Records).

 

Click to hear Panacea on Whirlwind Recordings

 

 

Led by guitarist and composer, Tam de Villiers, the quartet perform with a unique combination of modern music styles  with a focus on composition and structure and different uses of effects by each instrument. They have the cohesion of a regularly working and touring group and produce a unique and subtly melodic sound.

 

 

Tam de Villiers , leader and composer, is a British born, French resident guitarist who studied at Leeds College of music. In addition to touring with his own band he plays with groups such as SNJO and a wide range of British and European musicians. He also finds time to teach and compose.

 

 

David Prez is a Paris-based saxophone player, composer and teacher. He studied jazz at Lyons Conservatoire and in the USA. He leads his own group and plays at many international jazz festivals.

 

 

Frederic Chiffoleau bass, is also based in Paris, where he plays and tours with many French jazz groups.

 

 

Karl Jannuska is a Canadian drummer working in France who studied at McGill university and in New York with Tom Rainey. He has performed with many international musicians such as Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner and Dave Leibman and featured on a wide range of albums.

 


image by Celine Cruz

 

 

“Amazing acrobatic mind-poetry...Amazing ” Jazz Thing magazine

 

 

“..an excellent guitarist, fascinating compositions, a very high level...”

Marc Ducret guitarist

 

“Resolutely idiosyncratic, the music of Tam de Villiers surprises the listener with a melting pot of influences seamlessly combined into an original voice

 

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