Jason Klobnak BIO
Jason Klobnak is a versatile trumpet player that has been performing as an active musician, author, clinician, composer and educator. His bands, J’s Ruckus and the Jason Klobnak Quintet/Quartet (JKQ) are made up of high-caliber musicians known for their professionalism and versatility. Both perform infectious originals with a B3 organ centered rhythm section; they blend hard bop, soul, gospel, and hip-hop to create a memorable live experience.
Besides the JKQ, Mr. Klobnak is a B.A.C. (Best American Craftsman-custom trumpet), Denis Wick (mouthpiece and mutes) and Westone Audio endorsed artist (ES20 and Tru Customs). Mr. Klobnak has played and recorded for numerous groups ranging from jazz, soul/R&B, indie-rock/pop and gospel. In addition to performing, he has also written two improvisation-based books called Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose and Breaking the Monotony and is currently the Music Program Chair at Arapahoe Community College. Mr. Klobnak holds a bachelor degree from Drake University (Des Moines, IA) and a Master’s degree from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music (Denver, CO).