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Jason Klobnak

Mr. Klobnak is a versatile trumpet player that has been performing as an active musician, author, clinician, composer and educator. His bands, the JKQ (Jason Klobnak Quartet/Quintet) and J's Ruckus have released 5 albums that have done well on Jazzweek charts, Top 10 lists on international radio stations, and multiple positive reviews. Mr. Klobnak also the trumpet and brass instructor at Arapahoe Community College, have released two very well reviewed Jazz improvisation books, do clinics, perform, and keep a steady teaching studio both in- person and on Skype. Mr. Klobnak holds a bachelor degree from Drake University (Des Moines, IA) and a Master’s degree from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music (Denver, CO)

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The Jason Klobnak Quintet: Mountain, Move

Read "Mountain, Move" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trumpeter Jason Klobnak has a knack for creating inviting and exciting music. On this, his debut album, he presents nine easy-to-digest originals that are neither overly bland nor excessively bold; he finds the perfect line between those two poles. Klobnak's quintet, made up of a two-horn front line and a standard three piece ...

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The Jason Klobnak Quintet: Mountain, Move

Read "Mountain, Move" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

"The Jazz Mainstream" is a sub-genre that has, by necessity, changed with the music's evolution. During the 1910s and '20s, New Orleans and Chicago ruled the mainstream, while the '30s and '40s belonged to big band swing. With the twilight of the big bands, combos shrunk to quartet and quintet size and bebop burned brightly in ...


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