Jason Klobnak is a versatile trumpet player that has been performing as an active musician, author, clinician, composer and educator. His band, The Jason Klobnak Quintet (JKQ) is made up of high-caliber musicians known for their professionalism and versatility. The JKQ brings an infectious energy, warmth and distinct sound to the jazz experience. Together they have recorded their second full-length album in 2015 called New Chapter in part thanks to the Pathways to Jazz Grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance. In 2015 and 2016, New Chapter was in the Top 75 on the Jazzweek charts and on the Top 10 playlists for over a dozen radio stations worldwide. Their first album, Mountain, Move made the Best Recordings of 2013 list from AllAboutJazz.com by C. Michael Bailey.
Besides the JKQ, Mr. Klobnak has played and recorded for numerous groups throughout Denver, CO and Des Moines, IA ranging from jazz, indie-rock/pop and gospel. He has also written two improvisation-based books called Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose and Breaking the Monotony and is currently an adjunct professor and brass instructor 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).