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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, Syria, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

He co-leads his latest band Wild Man Conspiracy with the Argentine guitarist Guillermo Celano and Dutch drummer Joost Kesselaar (Knots 2014 and Short Stories 2016). The CD’s where released on the New York label Red Piano Records. In 2016 and 2018 tenorsaxophoneplayer Chris Cheek (New York)joined Wild Man Conspiracy for concerts in Europe. In 2019 the live cd Live at the Bimhuis was released at Red Piano Records. featuring Chris Cheek. In addition Gerard can regularly be seen as side man in a wide variety of ensembles and big bands, including a regular gig at the Bimhuis every two months with the the Konrad Koselleck Big Band.

Gerard studied jazz trumpet at Conservatories in Hilversum and Rotterdam. In 2004 he studied in New York. In addition to his work as trumpeter, he is a dedicated trumpet teacher, workshop leader and big band conductor . He was working as a guest teacher and/or big band conductor at e.g. the conservatories of Rotterdam, Enschede, Bremen, Damascus and Mexico City.

Gerard has made four CD’s with the Gerard Kleijn Group (Big Moves (1998), Love Quotes (2001), New World (2003) and (Le Flirt de Satie (2007)

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European jazz has had its on voice for years and Gerard Kleijn’s Group is a fine example! He is one of the Netherlands finest trumpet performers and composers. Jazzreview (USA)
Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Albums

Album Wild Man Conspiracy & Chris Cheek - Live at the Bimhuis by Gerard Kleijn

Wild Man Conspiracy &...

Red Piano Records
2019

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Album Le Flirt de Satie by Gerard Kleijn

Le Flirt de Satie

Boomerang Music Group
2006

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