Since 1995, Dutch jazz trumpeter and composer Gerard Kleijn has led a very wide variety of his own groups and has made 12 CD’s as a (co)bandleader, all very well received by the international press and audiences. He played at festivals and venues throughout Europe, Indonesia, Syria, Mexico, Russia and the United States. read further
News: Release new CD: Wild Man Conspiracy & Chris Cheek
Live At The Bimhuis
release november 2018
Label: Red Piano Records – New York
listen to Parcelas Desiguales composed by Guillermo Celano
European jazz has had its own voice for years and Gerard Kleijn’s group is a fine example! Jazzreview.com (USA – 2003)
Gerard Kleijn is one of the best young trumpet players I have heard.
His timing, harmonic conception along with his taste and command of the instrument makes me want to hear more of his work.
Saxophonist and jazzlegend Herb Geller (2008)
Short Stories , the latest Wild Man Conspiracy cd was the Downbeat(USA) editor’s pick of January 2017
Taking the listener somewhere completely new
The band is clearly centered in the present
All the material reflects an artistic approach that emphasizes
the importance of the collective over individual contributions
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