Christian Klinkenberg (b. 1976) is a composer of jazz, avant-garde and a multimedia artist. Klinkenberg's artistic interests stem from contemporary composition concepts, jazz and improvisation. Ensembles across the European Union have performed Klinkenberg's music. In 2001 he founded his Jazz ensemble Christian Klinkenberg Orchestra. Klinkenberg is a member of the East-Belgian based ensemble “KL-EX” where he serves as one of the ensemble leaders, composer and creative collaborator.
Studies: Master's degree June 2007 @ Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel - Composition (jazz department) Master's degree June 2011 @ Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel - Composition (classical department) PhD May 2020 @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Benno Bartsch (Jazzpodium 06/2016) wrote ... Christian Klinkenberg uses very sophisticated concepts, but his music doesn't sound abstract or intellectualised; Klinkenberg produces a warm, soft sound that is also very easy to listen to ...”] ”.