Amund Kleppan Quartet
Thursday 7th April 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
JOIN AMUND KLEPPAN LIVE FOR HIS DEBUT AT THE HAMPSTEAD JAZZ CLUB IN, A POWERFUL NIGHT OF CONTEMPORARY MEETS TRADITIONAL JAZZ, ACCOMPANIED BY SOME OF LONDON’S UPCOMING HEADLINE MUSICIANS!
The Norwegian drummer Amund Kleppan is a young and fiery drummer who combines contemporary jazz with straight ahead in a powerful sweep of his own compositions and arrangements. Joined by the next generation of London talent – Emma Rawicz on sax, Sultan Stevenson on piano and Matt Hollick on bass, the band will play music from Kleppan’s latest album Venture in addition to a mix of brand new compositions and arrangements of standards.
Jazz drummer Amund Kleppan released his debut album Venture in 2019 to international acclaim. With strong ties to his native Norway, he also tours regularly across Europe with Amund Kleppan Quintet, Aloft Quartet and other ensembles.
Since picking up his first pair of drumsticks fifteen years ago in his neighbour’s basement, Amund has been completely hooked. Currently he is completing his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music where he’s studying with teachers such as Dave Holland, James Maddren and Orlando Le Fleming. Prior to his time in London he studied in Germany, obtaining his Bachelor degree from the Jazz Institute Berlin.
Amund received a Danish Music Jazz Award for “New Artist” with his group Aloft Quartet in 2018, and they have released three albums since to rave reviews. He is a proud endorser of the Japanese drum company Canopus Drums and a recipient of the 2021 Ian Fleming Instrumental Award. Throughout his career, Amund has shared the stage with many fine musicians such as Arild Andersen, Marius Neset, Trygve Seim, Jacob Young, Espen Berg, Bjørn Vidar Solli, Marcin Wasilewski, Ellen Andrea Wang, Peter Weniger, Judy Niemack and Randy Brecker.
“A European union of talents is alive and very well on this album by a multi-national band, led by the young Berlin-based Norwegian drummer Kleppan. As well as being a talented drummer he writes fine compositions. Indeed, the whole album is very well programmed, with succeeding pieces contrasting with yet complementing each other. The recording is sharp and the balance reinforces the sense of a sextet of equals rather than front and back lines. Every member of the band makes valuable contributions, and Venture is a thoroughly commendable example of contemporary mainstream jazz.” – Jazz Journal UK
Amund Kleppan – drums
Emma Rawicz – saxophone
Sultan Stevenson – piano
Matt Hollick – double bass
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm