“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)
Following a “brilliant debut album” (De Telegraaf NL), Daan Kleijn presented his second CD: “Passages” in 2018. Once again accompanied by Joost van Schaik (Brussels Jazz Orchestra) and Tobias Nijboer (Fuse). In their fifth year of existence the trio released an inspiring album showcasing, through a repertoire of seeming simplicity, the expressive force of jazz. Refreshing original compositions, melancholic Brazilian songs and carefully chosen jazzstandards emphasize the “extensive dynamic range of this trio, [which is] is simply magical” (Jazzpodium DE). All of this reinforced by the beautiful spatial acoustics of the Bethlehem Church in Amsterdam Noord where the album was recorded. A next chapter for Daan Kleijn and his trio.
Daan Kleijn grew up in Groningen, The Netherlands where he studied at the Prince Claus Conservatory. During his studies he received many awards such as the Northern European Jazz Talent Award. Thanks to a grant from the Huygens Talent Program, he got the oppertunity to continue his studies at the prestigious New York University, where he studied with Peter Bernstein, Billy Drummond and Sam Yahel.
Nowadays Daan Kleijn works as a jazz guitarist all over the world and divides his time between the Netherlands and New York City. He regularly performs at New York’s famous jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, Birdland and Smalls Jazz Club. He toured in China, Greece, Switzerland, the US, Poland, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Daan can be heard as a sideman on numerous CD’s alongside jazz greats such as Rodney Green, Billy Drummond, Rich Perry and Mike Rodriquez. And he gives masterclasses, including recently at his old university in Groningen.
Daan exclusively uses John Pearse strings and Pickboy picks.