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Klare, Jan

Klare, Jan, sax, flute, clarinet, composer; b. Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany, 23 August 1961. His father, Karl Klare, was born August 19, 1934 in Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany. His mother, Ingrid Paulsen, was born April 13, 936 in Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany. Jan received trombone lessons from George See (1975-1977), flute lessons from Monika Loos (1982-1984) and saxophone lessons from Ferdinand Povel at Hilversum Conservatory (1992-1995).

Jan lived in Dusseldorf from 1979 to 1987. He performed in a WDR production with folk-jazzgroup Gandalin (1985 winner of "WDR- Stadtmusik"). In 1987, he moved to London, where he worked with Harry Beckett, Ricardo Santos amongst others and was involved in many record productions. Since 1990, back on the "European continent," he did saxophone studies at the "Amsterdam school of arts.

He's had many club and festival appearances since 1990, including International Jazzfestival Munster, Kopenhagen, Leeds, Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt, Jazzherbst Konstanz, EBU- Festival Karlsbad, Try Tone Festival Amsterdam and international tours in the USA, Estonia, Belgium, France, England, Greece, Denmark, Russia, and the Czech Republic. 

Since 1992, he regularly works with leading European and American improvisers such as Wilbert de Joode, Han Buhrs, Michael Vatcher, Dean Brodrick, Frank Kollges, Alfred Spirli, Anna Homler, Scott Fields and others. He's had a large variety of projects in the theater world including music for silent movies "Phantom of the opera" and "Modern Times." He has also done literature projects on writers: Droste Hulshoff, Ernst Meister, Stanislaw Lem, 2 1/2 with Christian Fries, "13 Neumes" on texts by Ruskin Watts; video-/slide projections by Justyna Tuha Techno-Jazz Project Trixter; dance productions; and projects for "big orchestras."

He has a regular spot at jazz club Domicil and is in the "Real Book." He does concerts with "common language" (musicians from Ghana, Turkey, Algeria, India, USA). In 2002, he was soloist on CD production of Studentenorchester Munster - R. Liebermann curator,  "Solo Virtuos" Festival  2001 Gelsenkirchen.

Jan Klare-Tom Lorenz Quartett: Das Bose Ding (1994); Das Bose Ding: Clean Happy Dirty (1996), Germ Germ (1999); Die entfesselte Droste: (1998); Jerry Cotton versus Das Bose Ding (2000);
As sideperson:
Toytones: Sauermarsch (1999); WDR Big Band plays compositions of Klare and E.Koltermann (2000); Sieben: Jazzen (2002); Supernova: Entrance (2002), Maxi (2003); Autofab: Old School (2003)

Radio and television broadcasts:
Die entfesselte Droste - Radio Bremen '98
Ernst Meister - VPRO, Niederlande '98
Das Bose Ding - DLF '99/ HR '99 (Radio + TV)
Das Bose Ding - Radio Bremen 2000
Toytones - HR TV 2000
Sieben - WDR 2001
Supernova - WDR 2001
Autofab - Radio Bremen 2002

Winner Jazzmatch Dortmund '94
Jazzpodiumsprice Niedersachsen '98, 2000
"westfalen - jazz" price 2001
Price "Mixed Media - das Verweben der Kunste" 2002

Contact information:
Jan Klare
Schulstr. 11
48149 MYnster
0049 (0)251 9226031

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