jan klare (sax, fl, cl, comp) born 1961. lived in düsseldorf from 1979 to 1987. wdr- production with folk-jazzgroup gandalin (1985 winner of »wdr- stadtmusik«). moved to london in 1987, where he worked with harry beckett, ricardo santos amongst others and was involved in many record productions. since 1990 back on the »european continent«, saxophonstudies at the »amsterdam school of arts«. activities since 1990: many club- and festivalappearances: such as berlin, kopenhagen, leeds, frankfurt, ebu- festival karlsbad, amsterdam international tours in the usa and europe. cd- productions with das böse ding, toytones, wdr big band, supernova, autofab, bhavan a.o.

since 1992 regular work with leading european and american improvisers (michiel braam, michael vatcher, wilbert de joode, bart maris, meinrad kneer, jeff platz, frank köllges, han buhrs, luc ex, conny bauer, dagmar krause, achim kaufmann, bill elgart, bobby previte). theaterprojects, electronic music, danceproductions, leader of projects for »big orchestras«, regular spot at jazz club domicil on the »real book«, curator »solo virtuos« festival 2001 gelsenkirchen, leader of the »the dorf«.