Get to Know About me And More!

The Performer

Over the past two decades, Klaus has enjoyed performing for audiences of different genres throughout Canada, Europe, and the USA. His experience ranges from playing solo trumpet for ceremonies, such as Remembrance Day and Easter, to playing in German Polka bands (Kitchener Oktoberfest), Mexican Mariachi bands, Jazz Combos, Big bands, Top 40 bands, as well as classical groups.

Some highlights include playing with Dan Aykroyd in his Elwood Blues – Blues Brothers band, The Garden Brother’s Circus touring Canada, for Princess Anne with Kingston’s C & E Garrison Military Band, Jay Vazquez’s Janis Joplin and Carlos Santa tribute tours in the USA and Canada, Elton Rohn (Canada’s best Elton John’s tribute band), and many more.

In Toronto, Klaus has had the privilege of playing with Christian Overton’s Big Band, the Swing Shift Big Band, The George Lake Big Band, Luis Mario Ochoa’s Latin Big Band, Kim & Company Wedding Band, Saturday Night Jive Wedding Band, Groove Marmalade (Top 40 band), and many more.

Klaus has also taken a special interest playing in musical theatre bands for several GTA theatre groups. He has performed in many plays including Guys&Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, Kiss me Kate, A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, Annie, Ragtime, Shrek, and many more.

About Klaus

Klaus has accepted a trumpet teaching position at Lippert Music Academy. If you are in the east end of Toronto, consider taking a lesson with Klaus via Lippert. Click on this link for more information: Lippert Music Centre

Currently a member of…”Le Mardi Soir Jazz Orchestra” (Lead Trumpet), “The Not Affiliated Big Band”(Lead and Solo Trumpet), “The Big City Big Band” (Solo and Section Trumpet), “Many Cardenas Latin Band”, “Natalie Castro Latin Band”

Frequently Subbing into…”Saturday Night Jive” (Corporate Band), “The Swing Shift Big Band”, “The Oktocats” (West Coast Jazz Band), and many others

Past member of…”Groove Marmalade”, “Elton Rohn” (Elton John Tribute Band), “Dan Aykroyd’s Elwood Blues Band” (Kingston ON), and many others

Equipment…

Trumpets: Yamaha 6445 C Trumpet, Yamaha Bobby Shew Bb Trumpet, Shilke B1 Bb Trumpet

Flugelhorn: EM Winston

Electronics: Shure Wireless Clip On microphone, Shure Wireless In-Ear Monitor System, Alpine Instrumental Microphone

Currently seeking performance and teaching opportunities


The Educator

Klaus had the privilege of attending Humber College, obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Jazz Studies with Honours. While at Humber where he studied with some of the finest and accomplished players in the country including Steve Crowe, Alastair Kay, Brian O’Kane, and Steve McDade.

Humber also exposed Klaus to Composing and Arranging (with Andy Ballantyne and Dave Stillwell), Jazz Pedagogy (with Brian Lillos), and other courses in Music Theory, Improvisation, Aural Training, Jazz History, Solo Performance, Repertoire Development, and many more. Following Humber, Klaus obtained his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, which was articulated through Humber College.

Klaus has enjoyed teaching private lessons in Kingston and the Greater Toronto area in a multitude of education settings, ranging from one on one customized lessons as well as one on one lessons in a structured school curriculum to giving group clinics to high school students.

Sharing the passion of music and trumpet playing with students remains one of Klaus’ goals which he continuously evolves with every student.

On the horn / Off the horn

My New Music

Audio

  1. Circus Sample 1: A clip from the circus tour Klaus toured with 1:56
  2. Circus Sample 2: Another clip from the circus tour 0:50

 


Videos

Playing with the Manny Cardenas Orchestra

Jazz Trumpet Solo

Klaus playing on BT Toronto with Elton Rohn


All About The Bands Klaus Plays In

Education Material

Formed In


After each lesson, you will be provided with your personal lesson notes. Click here to see “Lesson Notes Template“

Toronto Mambo Project

Formed In 2015


Klaus has been selected to be Musical Director of the Toronto Mambo Project – A new Latin big band project in the GTA.

"Thanks again for all that you did today. We’ll definitely call on you again…."
Melanie S. from Canterbury Place Senior Living

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