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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


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News: Release new CD:  Wild Man Conspiracy & Chris Cheek
Live At The Bimhuis
Label: Red Piano Records – New York – 2018

‘Aanstekelijk spelplezier
Er overkomt de luisteraar iets bijzonders.’
Trouw ★★★★ january 2019

It continues to fascinate!
Volkskrant (NL) – ★★★ january 2019

This trio always finds a nice balance between musical tradition and playfulness. A great example of an original approach to music – JAZZISM  (NL)★★★★1/2

There is something insistent, lyrically wide-ranging and wildly fascinating about the untamed expression. Technically, the four musicians are at the height of their instrument’s potential, artistically challenging each other and others – and that is what makes their live performance so fascinating.
Ivan Rod – Denmark – 2019

”An impressive live recording at the Bimhuis full of appealing melodies in a cinematic ambiance starring soloist Chris Cheek who worked with big names like Charlie Haden, Bill Frisell and Brad Mehldau. The band finishes the album with Kleijn’s sublime composition “No More Tango”.

Noordhollands Dagblad december 2018 ★★★★1/2
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” Few bands are as outspoken as Wild Man Conspiracy.
Musically very interesting.Jazzenzo december 2018 read the complete  review at Jazzenzo.nl (Dutch)


European jazz has had its own voice for years and Gerard Kleijn’s group is a fine example!
Jazzreview.com (USA – 2003)


Short Stories , the latest Wild Man Conspiracy cd was the Downbeat(USA) editor’s pick of January 2017

intriguing!
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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