Gerard Kleijn/Guillermo Celano – Conversations
Vanuit het volstrekt unieke geluid van Guilermo’s harmonieën vlecht Gerard melodische lijnen en voeren zij een boeiend gesprek met elkaar.
Naast standards uit 100 jaar jazz- en popgeschiedenis spelen zij originele hedendaagse composities met veel sfeer, ruimte en interactie.
Gerard Kleijn – trumpet/flugelhorn
Gerard Kleijn has led a very wide variety of groups and has made 12 CDs as a leader. His groups have performed in Holland from the North Sea Jazz Festival to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as at festivals and venues throughout Europe, Middle East, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia and the United States. Some CD releases featuring Gerard’s compositions include Big Moves (1998), Love Quotes (2001), New World (2003) and he re-composed/arranged works by Erik Satie on Le Flirt de Satie (2007) featuring the Gerard Kleijn Group.
“European jazz has had its on voice for years and his group is a fine example!
He is one of the Netherlands finest trumpeters and composers. The music is innovative, entertaining, sensitive and imaginative.”
Jazz Review (USA)
‘’The musical surprises come with close listening.” Downbeat(USA)
Guillermo Celano – Guitar
“Celano is emblematic of New Dutch Swing,…his respective knack for integrating multiple genres into a cohesive writing style facilitates a wide spectrum of sonic possibilities”
point of departure – USA