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Jan Klare

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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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Article: Festivals Talking

Moers Festival Interviews: Sana Nagano

Read "Moers Festival Interviews: Sana Nagano" reviewed by Martin Longley


Right place, right time, your scribe caught Smashing Humans playing a late night set at the original Nublu club in NYC's Alphabet City, 19th April 2019. Intensity ensued, via a serrated prog-jazz extremity, sharply sculpted in its dynamic schizoid turning of sharp bends, its abrasive surface causing exciting distress. Smashing Humans were assembled by the Japanese ...

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Article: Live Review

Moers Festival 2021

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Moers Festival Eventhalle/Rodelberg Moers, Germany May 21-24 2021 Just a few days before the start of this 50th anniversary festival, the local governmental authorities suddenly switched their virus regulations, allowing a crowd of 500 to attend each evening's outdoor park gig on the Rodelberg stage. During the daytimes, ...

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Article: Festivals Talking

Moers Festival Interviews: Fred Frith

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The Moers Festival in Germany celebrates its 50th anniversary during this year's edition, between 21st and 24th of May. The English guitarist Fred Frith was always a frequent player at this festival, particularly during the 1980s, whether with Massacre, Skeleton Crew or playing bass with John Zorn's Naked City. In comparatively more recent years, he appeared ...

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Article: Live Review

Moers Festival 2020

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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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Article: Live Review

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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Article: Live Review

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

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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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Article: Album Review

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 ...

Album

Lux

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

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Article: Live Review

Internationales Jazz Festival Münster 2017

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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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