TIM KLIPHUIS AND JIMMY GRANT: Award-winning violin legend Tim Kliphuis will return to Gainesville with Jimmy Grant, America’s rising star of gypsy jazz guitar, to celebrate the music of famed musical duo Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt at 7 p.m. today at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St. Recreating the 1930s in Paris and drawing inspiration from current-day classical and folk music, they alternate moments of dazzling interplay with melancholy and sheer exhilaration in an inspired musical conversation that is constantly evolving. Kliphuis is a master of the violin and a wizard of sound. From his professorship in the Amsterdam Conservatoire’s classical string department to concert halls around the globe, Kliphuis brings the tradition of improvisation back into the classical world, infusing gypsy jazz and folk themes to inspire students and dazzle audiences with his unique style. Grant grew up with bluegrass, folk, celtic and classical influences, but soon gravitated toward the music of Django Reinhardt, studying with acclaimed jazz guitarists Jim Nichols and Howard Alden. Concert tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. They can be purchased in advance at bit.ly/kliphuisgrant.
Jimmy Daniel Grant, Cromwell, moved to his Heavenly address on Monday May 30, 2022. Jimmy was born on February 26, 1941 in Fame, Oklahoma to Alfred Daniel & Sophie Lee Grant. He received his high school diploma by attending Seminole Schools. Jim & Barbara Ferguson were married May 7, 1961 at Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka. Jim worked with his brother Jeff building swimming pools, oilfield with Foster Drilling and Joe Mills. Jim, Barbara & their 3 children moved from Seminole to Cromwell in 1971 where he began working for Butner Public School. He was janitor, bus driver, bus maintenance/coordinator for over 20 years and then began doing construction and carpentry work with his brother Jeff and then his nephew Kevin.
Finger Lakes Times
There’s no shortage of history between the Grant family and the Ovens family. That was the premier reason why Jimmy Grant, 36, wanted so badly to win the Ovens Memorial Street Stock feature at Land of Legends Raceway Saturday night. Sometimes things just work out. Grant delivered on a...