The Musician’s MBA in a Day Series with Christian Tamburr
April 21, 28, and May 5, 2021
Learn the business behind the music with renowned recording and touring artist Christian Tamburr.
The Musician’s MBA in a Day Program is offered to help all aspiring artists to learn and understand the proper business acumen for becoming and sustaining a career as a professional musician. Our talent is our product, and our product is our livelihood. Being a full-time artist requires constant upkeep on our craft and facility as well as an understanding of the business that surrounds our industry.
Saying “Yes” to the Gig
April 21, 2021
It’s important that you understand all the details around a potential gig before saying yes or no. Sometimes costs and time related to doing the gig itself can overshadow the opportunity or your earnings of the gig. Learn the 7 essential questions you must ask before you agree to the fee.
Professional Expectations of a Side-Musician/Artist
April 28, 2021
As an artist it’s important to realize that talent alone doesn’t get or keep you the gig. “Professionalism” is defined by how you handle your business both on and off the stage. Learnthe “must know” attributes of a professional side-musician/artist to ensure you keep getting the gigs!
Home Studio Setup – Audio Recording and Video Basics
May 5, 2021
As our industry and times change, it’s important we keep up with how we can offer our talents if live shows are scarce. Offering the ability to record and stream live from your home office or studio is critical and can be a significant revenue stream. Learn what basic equipment you need and how to get your space sounding and looking good for virtual music offerings!
Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 71 countries around the world. Downbeat Magazine recognized him with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance” award and is a 5-Time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award recipient on vibraphone. He leads his own critically acclaimed touring ensemble with recent performances at the Kennedy Center, The Newport Jazz Festival, and Lincoln Center where in August of 2019 Christian premiered Sounds For Sculpture “The Awakening” – new multi-sensory project featuring originally composed music inspired by the iconic bronze sculptures of famed sculptor Seward Johnson. As a creative director and producer, Christian has been responsible for the development of multiple headline shows and touring projects around the world, including Between the Lines (Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas), Modern Warrior LIVE (On Tour), Soundtrack (The Westgate, Las Vegas) and collaborations with Cirque du Soleil, Spiegelworld Productions and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In addition to his public performances, Christian is CEO and facilitator of Sonic Leadership, a musically inspired program on leadership and inclusion with clients such as GOOGLE, Cisco Systems, Amazon and Starwood Hotels. Christian is currently the musical director/pianist for 2018 Double Grammy nominated vocalist Clint Holmes and singersongwriter Shana Tucker.
Christian worked as musical director and pianist for Latin vocal legend Julio Iglesias (06’-09’), Cirque du Soleil in Macau China and Penn & Teller. He has performed private concerts for NBA basketball legend Michael Jordan, and was hired to entertain at the highly publicized surprise birthday party for actress Julia Roberts, in New York City. Christian’s first album “Move” sold over eighty-thousand copies and was released as a part of a Starbucks Gift Set available nationally. From 2013 to 2016 Christian toured on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC as a Global Ambassador to Arts and Education in the U.A.E. and Asia.
Christian first started performing jazz at the age of 14, and has had the opportunity to tour and perform with many jazz legends including Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, James Moody, Kenny Barron, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizarelli, Tal Farlow, Nicolas Payton, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, Nicolas Payton, Mark Murphy, Ann Hampton Calaway and Rene Marie.
Christian and his groups have performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC), Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center (NYC), Birdland (NYC), The Jazz Showcase, The Brubeck Institute (Stockton, CA) Yoshi’s Jazz Club (Oakland, CA), Pizza Express Dean Street (London), Olympia Theater (Paris), Jazz at the St. Regis (Doha, Qatar), The Central (Shanghai, China), Motion Blue (Tokyo), Monte Casino (Cape Town, South Africa), The Bellagio Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), and The North Sea Jazz Festival (Amsterdam).
Christian Tamburr independent releases include: Move 2006, Arrivals 2007, Traveling South 2008, Conversations 2011, Places 2012, Voyage 2014, People Talk 2016, Sounds For Sculpture “The Awakening” 2020 released under Tamburr World Wide Productions. Christian is endorsed by Blackwing Pencils, Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, and plays exclusively Musser Vibraphones.