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Jan Klare

Jan Klare (sax, fl, cl, comp) born 1961. Lived in Düsseldorf from 1979 to 1987. WDR- production with folk-jazzgroup Gandalin (1985 winner of »WDR- Stadtmusik«). moved to London in 1987, where he worked with Harry Beckett, Ricardo Santos amongst others and was involved in many record productions. Since 1990 back on the »european continent«, saxophonstudies at the »Amsterdam school of arts«. activities since 1990: many club- and festivalappearances: such as Berlin, Kopenhagen, Leeds, Frankfurt, EBU- Festival Karlsbad, Amsterdam international tours in the USA and europe. CD- productions with Das Böse Ding, Toytones, WDR Big Band, Supernova, Autofab, Bhavan a.o.

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Moers Festival 2020

Read "Moers Festival 2020" reviewed by Martin Longley

Moers Festival Eventhalle Moers Germany May 29-June 1, 2020 Under the lockdown, this year's Moers Festival wasn't able to welcome its accustomed audience in the flesh, but artistic director Tim Isfort refused to cancel or postpone, instead opting to livestream the entire four-day proceedings, with artists ...

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Moers Festival 2018

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Moers Festival Moers, Germany May 18-21, 2018 The long-established Moers Festival has undergone several changes in recent years. Its distinctive circus top tent was retired in 2013, making way for a custom-designed Halle to house most of the main concerts. Then, two years ago, the festival director and programmer switched ...

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Live From Cologne: The Dorf, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra & Jaki Liebezeit: A Tribute

Read "Live From Cologne: The Dorf, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra & Jaki Liebezeit: A Tribute" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Dorf meets Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Stadtgarten Cologne, Germany January 21, 2018 Stadtgarten is one of Germany's prime music venues, now heading into its 32nd year of existence. It's situated to the western side of Cologne, just across the train tracks, and next to several surrounding ...

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The Dorf: Lux

Read "Lux" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Imagine the marriage of minimal, ambient-drone, industrial noise, and a chamber ensemble. The combination doesn't likely conjure up many musical associations, but then we have The Dorf. Founded by German saxophonist Jan Klare in 2006, the name--which roughly translates to “village"--implies something small rather than an enormous ensemble of twenty-six musicians. Like a village, members have ...

Lux

Label: Umland
Released: 2017
Track listing: Inner Flames; Jour; Lux; Mill.

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Internationales Jazz Festival Münster 2017

Read "Internationales Jazz Festival Münster 2017" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Theater Münster Münster, Germany Internationales Jazz Festival 2017 January 6-8, 2017 Münster, city of 300,000 inhabitants, situated in the northern part of German state North Rhine-Westphalia, with 18 million inhabitants the most populous state of Germany, has an ambitious biannual jazz festival now in its 27th year. The northern part of ...

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Fabio Delvò: Rastplatz

Read "Rastplatz" reviewed by Dave Wayne

I became aware of Fabio Delvo's music via his recordings with guitarist Jeff Platz. Platz has an ear for first-rate musicianship, and his recordings with lesser-known European musicians such as Delvo, Jan Klare, and Meinrad Kneer have been nothing short of revelatory. The title of Delvo's second album as a leader, Rastplatz, isn't a tribute to ...

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Moers Festival 2014

Read "Moers Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival Moers , GermanyJune, 6-9, 2014 Moers is a small city of about 100,000 inhabitants at the periphery of the former mining and industrial Ruhrpott area in Germany, about 40 km from the Dutch border and near the cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. Moers Festival, a four-day annual event always ...

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Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013

Read "Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival 2013Moers, GermanyMay 17-19, 2013The internationally renowned Moers Festival again arrived at a turning point, with its 42nd edition. It was the last edition with the famous blue marquee in the vast Castle-park of the city of Moers. Next year, the festival will continue in a reconstructed solid hall, an old covered ...


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