Jason Klobnak Music

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Jason Klobnak Music

Hi, my name is Jason Klobnak and I’m a jazz musician, author, and educator that helps musicians find a better way to improvise.

What They’re Saying

Don’t take my word for it.

Here are some reviews from press, students, and customers:

Deserving of wider attention

Robert D. Rusch – on JKQ
Cadence Magazine New York, NY


Kalyca McGuire​ – on J’s Ruckus
Arapahoe Pinnacle Littleton, CO

I am quite impressed with this book, such a crucial technique for Jazz. Students deserve a thorough and complete book like this one

David valdez​ – on Targeting book
Casa Valdez Studios Portland, OR

Jazz Etudes

Learning Jazz Improvisation doesn’t have to be hard. One of my recommended ways beyond my Targeting principles is to learn from etudes.


These are a few samples of my bands J’s Ruckus, the Jason Klobnak Quartet (with a Hammond B-3 centered rhythm section), and the Jason Klobnak Quintet.

J’s Ruckus
Jason Klobnak Quartet
Jason Klobnak Quintet

Grab an Album​

One of the best ways to support an artist beyond sharing their social media posts and streaming links is to buy their merchandise. Be sure to stop by the shop and grab an album!