“Daan is one of the most talented and promising guitarists I have heard in a very long time. He has all the tools to be an important part of the jazz scene in NYC and around the world“, Peter Bernstein

Bright lights, big heights and a slight breeze that’s always around.. It’s 8 p.m. and the bustling crowds are looking for a comfortable place to have dinner and enjoy some live music. A young man with a guitar on his back and an amp on a cart behind him, finds his way through the crowds at Bleecker street. Three years ago he crossed the Atlantic  to move to the center of music and art, New York City. Tonight he is part of that center and in a slight hurry to get to his performance in one of New York’s fine jazz clubs…

Supported by the Sena Music Production Fund, Daan released his debut album, TRIO, in December 2013. Together with drummer Joost van Schaik and bassist Tobias Nijboer he recorded a “brilliant debut-album” (De Telegraaf), consisting of original tunes and carefully chosen standards. The CD has since received rave-reviews by the international press.

Daan was born in Groningen, the Netherlands, where he developed a love for music at an early age, resulting in winning the VNO-NCW Talent Award and the Gasterra Talent Award. He recorded, co-wrote and produced two full length CD’s with the band ROOS., touring extensively through out the Netherlands. In addition Daan played numerous concerts with renown jazz artists like Benny Golson, Alex Sipiagin, Kenny Werner and Billy Drummond. In 2011 Daan moved to New York to pursue his master’s degree at New York University, fully supported by a scholarship from the Huygens Talent Program. It wasn’t long before Daan started performing at some of the city’s major jazz venues (Blue Note Jazz Club, Bar Next Door, Kitano). He also became a sought-after studio guitarist and  has recorded over a dozen CD’s as a sideman along-side jazz greats like Rodney Green, Ron McClure, Mike Rodriquez and many more..

Daan Kleijn Dutch Guitarist

“A brilliant debut album!” **** –  De Telegraaf (NL)

“Das darf man wirklich eine Entdeckung nennen, Erstaunlich!” –  Jazz Podium (DE)

“단 클라인의 기타 톤은 전통적이란 말보다 근본주의적이란 표현이 어울릴 만큼 순수하고 정갈하다.”  – Jazz People (KR)

“Great melodic imagination, a beautiful sound and a very strong musical personality” **** – Jazzism (NL)

“It’s enjoyable first thing in the morning and late at night, and it grows on you in the way any art does when it’s thoughtful as well as beautiful…” – Allaboutjazz.com (USA)

Daan exclusively uses John Pearse strings and Pickboy picks.   

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