Christian Tamburr is a multi-instrumentalist, accomplished on the piano and trapset as well as world and orchestral percussion. However, his true talent is exhibited on his instrument of choice, the vibraphone. Confirmed in May of 2001 when in their annual poll of collegiate age musicians, Downbeat Magazine awarded him Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance. Christian is currently a member of the critically acclaimed Noel Freidline Quintet, a five-piece acoustic jazz group as well as the Grammy Award winning group The Dazz Band.
Now 23, Christian first started performing jazz at the age of 14 and has since had the opportunity to work with many jazz legends including, Ira Sullivan, Clark Terry, James Moody, Benny Green, Bucky Pizarelli, Kevin Mahogany, Nicolas Payton, Art Van Damm, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Tom Kubis, Milt Hilton, Dick Hyman, Bob Haggart, Mark Murphy, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, and Bunky Green to name a few.
While attending the University of North Florida, Christian performed with the One O'clock Band at Holland's prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival. Performing also at the 2000-'01 Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival, his trio earned three judges' citations: Outstanding Performance from Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaugnessy and bassist John Clayton, Jr., and Outstanding Soloist from saxophonist Jimmy Heath. The trio was also awarded the distinction of Most Outstanding Combo Performance.