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Markus Burger | Jan von Klewitz

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About

The most well known chorals and hymns from classical music’s golden age, stand as the foundation for one of the most innovative and exciting musical collaborations in contemporary jazz.

Renowned German jazz instrumentalists, Markus Burger (piano) and Jan von Klewitz (saxophone), blend modern improvisation with the art of interpreting baroque music, while remaining true to its original musical integrity.

The duo, who began their collaboration in 2000, have been touring the world extensively in support of their project, performing to sold-out audiences year after year, from Germany to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania, France, Poland, Iceland, and most recently, North America.

Burger and von Klewitz are the winners of the coveted Bach Award, given by the City of Erfurt in Germany, for their innovative interpretation of the composer’s most notable body of work. They were also invited to perform at two renowned Bach festivals - Leipzig and Arndstadt.

Their self-titled debut album, Spiritual Standards, reached the top 20th place in the German classical charts, following its release in 2000.

Most recently, Burger and von Klewitz had the distinguished honor of being selected as musical ambassadors for the ‘Luther Decade,’ a 10-year cultural celebration showcase, sponsored by the German State of Saxony-Anhalt, designed to mark the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.

Focusing on different cultural themes to showcase, from art to music of the Reformation era, the ‘Luther Decade’ aims to raise awareness for Saxony-Anhalt as a travel and investment destination, and to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to ‘Luther Country’ for the main 500th anniversary celebration event, in 2017.

Tour

  • Location

    Erfurt, DE

  • Venue

    Headlining the Jazz Festival

  • Date

    06/18-19/2016

  • Location

    Paris, FR

  • Venue

    German Embassy, Accidental Tourists featuring Sara Lazarus (vocals) Giles Naturel (bass) Arthur Alard (drums)

  • Date

    06/22/2016

  • Location

    Porto Alegre, BR

  • Venue

    Goethe Institut - Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    10/06/2016

  • Location

    Minneapolis, USA

  • Venue

    Museum for Contemporary Arts Minneapolis St. Paul - Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    10/29-30/2016

  • Location

    Chicago, USA

  • Venue

    Chicago, Grace Lutheran River Forest, IL

  • Date

    10/30/2016

  • Location

    Chicago, USA

  • Venue

    Chicago Concordia University Master Class, Music Department

  • Date

    10/31/2016

  • Location

    Chicago, USA

  • Venue

    Chicago St. Luke - Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    10/31/2016

  • Location

    Cedar Falls, USA

  • Venue

    University of Northern Iowa - Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    11/01/2016

  • Location

    Temecula, USA

  • Venue

    The Merc

  • Date

    11/03/2016

  • Location

    USA

  • Venue

    German Consulate Residence of the Consul General, by Inivitation only

  • Date

    11/04/2016

  • Location

    Irvine, USA

  • Venue

    Concordia University

  • Date

    11/05/2016

  • Location

    Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler, DE

  • Venue

    Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler - Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    12/07/2016

  • Location

    Wittlich, DE

  • Venue

    Wittlich - Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    12/08/2016

  • Location

    Schaan, Liechtenstein

  • Venue

    TAK - Theater of Liechtenstein - Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    12/09/2016

  • Location

    New York, USA

  • Venue

    Morgan Library and in Boston it is the Goethe Institute- Spiritual Standards with Jan von Klewitz

  • Date

    12/12/2016

Videos

Contact

MANAGEMENT

Cibelle Burger - Septer Media Group - Los Angeles, CA
cburger@septermediagroup.com
+1. 310.862.4227

PUBLICITY

Inchworm Digital – Los Angeles, CA
pr@inchwormdigital.us