Acclaimed Musician Will Be
Joined by Vocalist Clint Holmes
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Christian Tamburr will conclude his Music Artist in Residency at Florida Institute of Technology the same tuneful way he began it two years ago: with a concert.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Florida Tech campus, the internationally known vibraphonist and pianist, who was named Florida Tech’s Music Artist in Residence in January 2014, will lead his quartet and special guest vocalist Clint Holmes in the concert.
Holmes joined Tamburr in the final concert of Tamburr’s 2014 residency almost exactly one year ago. Then as now, he is a giant in his field. Named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times, Las Vegas Singer of the Year four times and a winner of the Sammy Davis Jr. Foundation Award as well as Best Male Celebrity Vocalist in the 2013 New York City Cabaret Awards, Holmes is comfortable on stages in the Big Apple to showrooms on the Las Vegas Strip.
He has dazzled audiences for more than three decades as he performs selections from the Great American songbook, standards from Sinatra’s legendary repertoire, contemporary classics and stirring original music.
The concert on Nov. 14 continues Tamburr’s energetic and dynamic run as artist in residence. Over the last two years, he:
- Presented over nine main stage performances at Gleason featuring world renowned musicians;
- Produced two full-length, internationally released albums though partnership with Florida Tech and the university radio station WFIT;
- Reached over 3,000 Brevard Public Schools band students with in-school performances and workshops at junior and senior high schools across the Space Coast;
- Presented speakers from top Fortune 500 companies such as Google and Cisco Systems through the unique perspective of music and leadership;
- Established an ongoing lecture series on leadership and entrepreneurism with the Nathan Bisk School of Business.
“The Music Program has gained so much from Christian’s residency the past two years,” said Kevin Burke, director of the university’s music program. “We’ve collaborated with him to invite great artists to campus, connect with the community, and provide unique instructional opportunities for Florida Tech students. Christian has set the bar high for what an FIT Artist in Residence can be, and he leaves a legacy we will continue to appreciate and benefit from.”
Friday’s concert is sponsored by the Florida Tech Music Program and the American Jazz Pianist Competition, which will be held at Gleason Nov. 13-15.
General admission tickets are $15. A limited number of free tickets for Florida Tech students, faculty and staff are available by advance reservation only. Visit www.fit.edu/music or call 321-674-8082 for ticket sales and more information.