KUVO Studio Club welcomes the Jason Klobnak Quartet to Phyllis A. Greer Studio on Wednesday, June 6 - 3 to 4pm, they’ll play some selections from their recent album, Friends & Family. Jason Klobnak is a versatile trumpet player that has been performing as an active musician, author, clinician, composer, and educator. His band, The Jason Klobnak Quintet/Quartet(JKQ) is made up of high-caliber musicians known for their professionalism and versatility. The JKQ (based in Denver, Colorado) performs infectious originals with a B3 organ centered rhythm section; they blend hard bop, soul, gospel, and other world rhythms to create a memorable Jazz experience.
The Quartet: Jason Klobnak-trumpet, Eric Erhardt-tenor, Jeff Jenkins-organ and Mark Emmons-drums
Together they have released their third full-length album in March 2018 called Friends & Family. It has been very well reviewed, on numerous Top 10 lists for Jazz radio stations across the country (including Denver's KUVO 89.3FM which named it May 2018's CD of the month), and in Jazzweek's Top 100. Each composition was written for specific family and close friends (that might as well be family).
Besides the JKQ, Mr. Klobnak is a B.A.C. (Best American Craftsman-custom trumpet), Denis Wick (mouthpiece and mutes) and Westone Audio endorsed artist (ES20 and Tru Customs). Mr. Klobnak has played and recorded for numerous groups ranging from jazz, soul/R&B, indie-rock/pop and gospel. In addition to performing, he has also written two improvisation-based books called Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose and Breaking the Monotony and is currently an adjunct professor and brass instructor at Arapahoe Community College. 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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