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Jimmy Grant and Tim Kliphuis: Gypsy Jazz Duets “In Conversation”

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Get ready, Chico jazz enthusiasts! Sunday, February 25th at 4 PM, we’re in for a musical treat. Jimmy Grant, a Northern California native and a rising star in the Gypsy jazz world, is coming to town. Accompanied by award-winning violin legend, Tim Kliphuis, they’re set to deliver an afternoon that celebrates the music of famed musical duo, Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

Re-creating the 1930s in Paris, and drawing inspiration from current-day classical and folk music as well, they alternate moments of dazzling interplay with melancholy and sheer exhilaration, in an inspired conversational journey that is different every night.

Tim Kliphuis​ is a master of the violin and a wizard of sound. Using classical, gypsy jazz and folk he has created a unique style that is making waves in concert halls across the globe. His recent successes have led to a Sony Classical recording contract and a performance for the Dutch King and Queen.

Tim has shared the stage with legends Frankie Gavin, Richard Galliano and Les Paul and has been lauded for his musical genius by Nigel Kennedy. He was awarded the Scottish Jazz Award (International), has collaborated with the Richard Strauss Festival, Netherlands and Tallinn Chamber Orchestras, the Cape Town Philharmonic and curates the Fiddles on Fire Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Tim Kliphuis is a Pirastro and DPA artist.

Jimmy Grant​ grew up with bluegrass, folk, celtic and classical and soon gravitated towards the music of Django Reinhardt, studying with acclaimed jazz guitarists Jim Nichols and Howard Alden. He cites Bach, Joe Pass and Benny Goodman as his main influences.

Jimmy has performed with David Grisman and European musicians Ludovic Beier (accordeon) and Paulus Schäfer (gypsy guitarist), as well as the Hot Club of San Francisco. He performs from coast to coast with Velvet Caravan, a Savannah-based internationally touring group.

Jimmy Grant uses Favino guitars and is endorsed by Carlos Juan Pickups

So, mark your calendars for an unforgettable Sunday afternoon at monca. It’s not just a concert; it’s a journey through the soulful and exhilarating world of Gypsy jazz with some of its most promising talents.

Swing by monca to grab your tickets ahead of time or purchase up at the door.

$20 general admission or $5 for students with valid Student ID.


February 25
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




900 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Mon ‒ Wed: Closed
Thu ‒ Fri: 11am ‒ 5pm
Sat ‒ Sun: 11am ‒ 5pm

Adults: $30/year
Seniors: $25/year
Dual/Family: $50/year
NARM: $100/year
Corporate: $750/year

900 Esplanade, Chico, CA, 95926