c Céline Cruz

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Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition
David Prez – Tenor Saxophone
Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass
Karl Jannuska – Drums

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For the the best part of a decade, the quartet of British-born guitarist (living in France since 2003), Tam de Villiers, has been striving for musical authenticity, compositional originality and honest group interplay. Avoiding pastiche of the past and present, and deftly side-stepping the fleeting musical trends of the moment, the aim here is to explore a personal take on the human experience, defying genres and period.

Resolutely idiosyncratic, the music of Tam de Villiers surprises, and astonishes the listener with a melting pot of influences seamlessly combined into an original voice. What starts out as a jazz piece, leads us into a contrapuntal baroque fantasie, then veers off into abrasive progressive rock, skimming past rockabilly twangs before plunging into a trance inducing minimalist motif. Yet despite the apparent eclecticism, there is a carefully crafted archetypal balance underpinning the form here that brings a sense of classical coherence to the notes, both written and improvised.

Continuing to develop musical relationships by working closely with this regular team of musicians, amongst the best of the French scene new generation (Karl Jannuska – drums, David Prez – tenor sax, Frederic Chiffoleau– double bass), de Villiers recorded the latest album,”Panacea”, in June this year. This new opus expands upon the quartet’s body of work following the critically acclaimed albums, “Alba Lux” 2008 and “Motion Unfolding” 2011. Described as “Amazing, acrobatic, mind-poetry” by the Jazz Thing magazine, song-writing was explored on this last album which featured the award winning singer David Linx. Now with “Panacea”, de Villiers pushes the poetic song writing aspect of his music even further, and this time invited Hungarian singer, Gabor Winand, whose virtuosic baritone voice and remarkable approach to scat improvisation bring an exceptional lyricism to four tracks of the album.

“Panacea” was released on the dynamic London based label Whirlwind Recordings in March 2015, and received critical acclaim (CHOC award Jazz Magazine, ELU Citizen Jazz) and was followed by an extensive tour of the UK, France, Belgium and Germany throughout the beginning of 2015.

More recently, in November 2016, TDV4 toured jazz festivals and clubs in India for 3 weeks with support from the Institut Francais, French Embassy, SPEDIDAM, ADAMI and SACEM.

 

ALBUMS:


Panacea

Panacea 2015
Tam de Villiers 4tet


Motion Unfolding

Motion Unfolding 2011
Tam de Villiers 4tet

Alba Lux 2008

Alba Lux 2008
Tam de Villiers 4tet


Booking and Management:

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Upcoming concerts

No shows booked at the moment.

Past concerts
Date City Venue Country
27/11/16 Goa Goa International Jazz Live Festival India
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Stone Water Eco Resort, Karma Woodhouse Estate, Santarem, Beach, Bogmalo, Vasco da Gama,.
26/11/16 Kolkata The Jazz Fest India
Time: 8:00pm. Address: The Dalhousie Institute, 42 Fazlul Hq Sarani, Ballygunge,.
25/11/16 Pune Shisha Jazz Cafe Festival India
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Shisha Jazz Cafe: Shisha Café, ABC Farms, Koregaon Park,.
24/11/16 Mumbai True School of music – workshop India
Time: 2:00pm. Address: 107, Op Hanuman Temple, Sun Mill Compound, Lower Parel.
23/11/16 Mumbai The Cuckoo Club India
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 5AA, Mac Ronells Compound, Next to Candies, Near Pali Hill, St Andrews Rd, Bandra West.
22/11/16 Chennai Museum Theatre Egmore India
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Pantheon Rd, Egmore,.
21/11/16 Chennai Alliance Française of Madras – workshop India
Time: 2:00pm. Address: N°24, College Road, Nungambakkam,.
19/11/16 Bengaluru, Karnataka B-Flat India
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 776, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar, Above Kotak Bank, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008776, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar, Above Kotak Bank,.
19/11/16 Bangalore Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts – Workshop India
Time: 2:00pm. Address: 3, 1st Main Road, Postal Colony Layout, Sanjaynagar,.
18/11/16 New Delhi Piano Man Jazz Club India
Time: 8:00pm. Address: B 6-7/22 Safdarjung Enclave Market, opp Deer Park,.
17/02/16 Bressanone Dekadenz Italy
Time: 7:00pm. Address: Via Alta Angelo Custode, 3A. Venue phone: +39 0472 836393.
07/10/15 London 606 Jazz Club France
Time: 8:00pm.
23/09/15 Paris Les Disquaires France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 4-6 rue de Taillandiers 75011. Venue phone: 01 40 21 94 60.
29/05/15 Paris Sunside/Sunset France
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 60, rue des Lombards, 75001. Venue phone: +33 (0)1 40 26 46 60. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
08/05/15 Chartres ‎ Le Parvis France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 5 Rue du Cheval Blanc. Venue phone: 02 37 21 12 12. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
22/03/15 Newcastle Splinter United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Castle Garth. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
20/03/15 Bristol Bebop Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Hotwell Road. Venue phone: +44 117 987 7796. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
18/03/15 Sheffield Lescar United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 303 Sharrow Vale Road. Venue phone: +44 114 266 8974. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
18/03/15 Leeds Leeds College of Music United Kingdom
Time: 1:00pm. Address: 3 Quarry Hill. Venue phone: +44 113 222 3400. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
17/03/15 Cardiff Dempsey’s United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 15 Castle Street. Venue phone: +44 29 2023 9253. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
15/03/15 Southampton Southampton Modern Jazz Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 17-19 Lodge Road. Venue phone: +44 23 8033 8501. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
14/03/15 Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Jazz Network United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Belmont. Venue phone: 01743 234970. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
13/03/15 Birmingham Birmingham Jazz United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 14 Hylton Street. Venue phone: +44 7887 526435. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
12/03/15 Poole Soundcellar United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 29 Market Close. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
11/03/15 Bournemouth Swing Unlimited United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Burnaby Road, Alum Chine. Venue phone: 07919 258628. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
10/03/15 - 23/03/15 UK TDV4 new abum “PANACEA” release tour – UK United Kingdom
Time: 10:00am.
21/02/15 Salzwedel, 29410 Club HANSEAT Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Altperverstraße 23. Venue phone: 03901 26159. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet -
20/02/15 Berlin B-Flat Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Rosenthaler Str. 13. Venue phone: +49 30 2833123. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet -
17/02/15 Luxembourg Liquid Luxembourg
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 15 – 17 Rue Münster. Venue phone: 00 352 22 44 55. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet -
16/02/15 Antwerp Hopper Belgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Leopold de Waelstraat 2. Venue phone: 03 248 49 33. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet -
13/02/15 Mechelem Jazzolder Belgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: De Langhestraat 32. Venue phone: 0497029361. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet -
12/02/15 Brussels Bravo Belgium
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 7-11 rue d’Alost. Venue phone: 0485/945317. New Album Release Tour “Panacea” on Whirlwind Recordings Tam de Villiers – Guitar/Composition David Prez – Tenor Saxophone Frédéric Chiffoleau – Double Bass Karl Jannuska – Drums http://www.tamdevilliers.com/projects/tam-de-villiers-quartet
11/02/15 - 23/02/15 Belgium / Luxembourg /Germany TDV4 new abum “PANACEA” release tour – Belgium / Germany Germany
Time: 9:00am.
08/06/14 - 11/06/14 Vannes, Brittany New Album Recording France
Time: 8:00pm.
30/05/14 Paris Péniche le Marcounet France
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 10€. Address: 14 quai de l’hotel de ville. Venue phone: 06 60 47 38 52. More information
02/05/14 Chartres ‎ Le Parvis France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 5 Rue du Cheval Blanc. Venue phone: 02 37 21 12 12.
10/12/13 Paris Les Disquaires France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 4-6 rue de Taillandiers 75011. Venue phone: 01 40 21 94 60.
18/06/13 Paris Les Disquaires France
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Address: 4-6 rue de Taillandiers 75011. Venue phone: 01 40 21 94 60. More information
01/02/13 Rueil-Malmaison Théâtre André Malraux France
Time: 8:30pm. Box office: 01 47 32 24 42. Address: Salle Cabaret, Cinéma Ariel 99 avenue Paul Doumer. Venue phone: 01 47 32 24 42.
11/12/12 Paris Baiser salé France
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 58 Rue des Lombards 75001. Venue phone: 00 33 1 42 33 37 71.
11/09/12 Paris Les Disquaires France
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Entree Libre. Address: 4-6 rue de Taillandiers 75011. Venue phone: 01 40 21 94 60.
Tour: “Motion Unfolding” Album release
17/03/12 Paris Radio France Musique “Jazz sur le Vif” France
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 116 Avenue du Président Kennedy, 75016. Venue phone: 3230.
29/02/12 Nantes Pannonica France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 9 Rue Basse Porte 44000. Venue phone: 02 51 72 10 10.
27/01/12 Lyon (tbc) Le Périscope France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 13 Rue Delandine 69002. Venue phone: 04 78 38 89 29.
26/01/12 Marseille Cri du Port France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 8 Rue Pasteur Heuzé, 13003. Venue phone: 04 91 50 51 41.
24/01/12 SALON DE PROVENCE Salon de Musique – IMFP France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 95 Avenue Raoul Francou 13300. Venue phone: 04 90 53 12 52.
20/01/12 Viviers Cavajazz France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Avenue Mendès France 07220. Venue phone: +0033 (0)4 75 90 17 84.
28/10/11 Paris Sunside/Sunset France
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 15€. Box office: +33 (0)1 40 26 46 60. Address: 60, rue des Lombards, 75001. Venue phone: +33 (0)1 40 26 46 60. CD release “Motion Unfolding” on Double Moon Records
09/10/11 Berlin Corbo Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 12€. Box office: +49 30 53 60 40. Address: Kiefholzstr. 1, 12435. Venue phone: +49 30 53 60 40.
08/10/11 Bayreuth Jazzforum Bayreuth e. V. Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Wiesenstraße 7, 95444. Venue phone: + 0049 (0)921 1512683-0.
10/06/11 Paris L’Age D’Or France
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 26, rue du Docteur Magnan 75013.
10/05/11 Paris Espace B France
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 16, rue Barbanègre 75019. Venue phone: +33 (0) 140 373 029. Double Plateau with Aerophone
10/02/11 Paris Studio de L’Ermitage France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 8 Rue Ermitage 75020. Venue phone: 01 44 62 02 86. Double Plateau with Big 4!
03/07/10 Charleville-Mézières Le Jazz est La Festival France
Time: 8:00pm.
17/06/10 Paris Aux Petits Joueurs France
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 59 Rue de Mouzaïa 75019. Venue phone: 00 33 1 42 41 23 80. For Quai Jazz Festival : quaijazz.free.fr/
30/05/10 Marly Marly Jazz Festival France
Time: 8:00pm.
10/01/10 Paris Studio de L’Ermitage France
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 8 Rue Ermitage 75020. Venue phone: 01 44 62 02 86. Broadcast Live on “Jazz Club” Radio France Musique
15/11/09 Paris Baiser salé France
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 58 Rue des Lombards 75001. Venue phone: 00 33 1 42 33 37 71.
03/09/09 Paris Sunside/Sunset France
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 60, rue des Lombards, 75001. Venue phone: +33 (0)1 40 26 46 60. Trophees du Sunside 2009
17/06/09 Paris Sunside/Sunset France
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 60, rue des Lombards, 75001. Venue phone: +33 (0)1 40 26 46 60.
19/04/09 Malakoff Fabrica’son France
Time: 4:00pm. Venue phone: 00 33 6 46 46 18 03.
15/03/09 Paris Baiser salé France
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 58 Rue des Lombards 75001. Venue phone: 00 33 1 42 33 37 71.
15/10/08 Paris Baiser salé France
Time: 5:00pm. Address: 58 Rue des Lombards 75001. Venue phone: 00 33 1 42 33 37 71. “Alba Lux” Album Release

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