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PAST EVENT - Tim Kliphuis with Alfonso Ponticelli CONCERT

  • Seman Violins 4447 Oakton Street Skokie, IL 60076 USA (map)
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Award-winning gypsy jazz legend Tim Kliphuis returns to Chicago for a one-off workshop and concert in the style of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

  • Learn how to use your bow as a jazz rhythm player with slurs and ghost notes. 

  • Find the right 'Licks' to make you sound more "gypsy jazz". 

  • Along the way, get to jam on 2 gypsy jazz standards with Tim backing you up.

  • All strings welcome: violins, violas, cellos and basses!

 A legend in the Gypsy Jazz world through his work with The Rosenberg Trio, Fapy Lafertin, and Angelo Debarre. He has performed at all the major Django festivals worldwide and is seen by many as the successor of Stéphane Grappelli. Tim has toured from America to Russia, from Scotland to South Africa.

Chicago Gypsy Guitar great Alfonso Ponticelli will accompany Tim in this exclusive performance.  The duo will perform many Stéphane Grappelli classics along with original material and other classic works.  The performance will be in our intimate concert hall which is a great chance to see an impressive musician in an up-close setting.  

For more on Tim, including sound files and photos, visit

For more on Alfonso Ponticelli, including sound files and photos, visit

Earlier Event: February 10
Later Event: March 12
PAST EVENT - Gangspil Trio Concert