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Following a “brilliant debut album” (De Telegraaf NL), Daan Kleijn presents his second CD: “Passages”. Once again accompanied by Joost van Schaik (Brussels Jazz Orchestra) and Tobias Nijboer (Fuse). In their fifth year of existence the trio releases 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 chance to pursue his studies at the prestigious New York University, where he studied with Peter Bernstein 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, Cornelia Street Cafe and Smalls Jazz Club. He toured in Greece, 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 Kleijn – Gitaar
Tobias Nijboer  – Bas
Joost Van Schaik – Drums /