Christian Tamburr, creator of the Ignite the Arts tour program, is an internationally touring vibraphonist and pianist, accomplished on the drums as well as world and orchestral percussion. Named “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performer” by Downbeat Magazine, Christian currently leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quartet.  His 2011 CD release “Places” featuring his original compositions and new arrangements of great classics achieved a Top 10 chart position for Jazz music.

Christian has toured as pianist and musical director for Latin vocal legend Julio Iglesias, musical director for Cirque du Solieil, and as a guest soloist with Dave Brubeck among many other critically acclaimed Jazz artists.  Initially inspired to pursue a career in music as a result of a visiting professional performer to his high school band class, Christian has used this experience as motivation to establish the Ignite the Arts tour program on a national basis.