He co-leads his latest band Wild Man Conspiracy with the Argentine guitarist Guillermo Celano and Dutch drummer Joost Kesselaar (Knots 2014 and Short Stories 2016). The CD’s where released on the New York label Red Piano Records. In 2016 and 2018 tenorsaxophoneplayer Chris Cheek (New York)joined Wild Man Conspiracy for concerts in Europe. A live cd of this project has been released in 2018. In addition Gerard can regularly be seen as side man in a wide variety of ensembles and big bands.
European jazz has had its on voice for years and Gerard Kleijn’s Group is a fine example! He is one of the Netherlands finest trumpet performers and composers. Jazzreview (USA)
Gerard has made four CD’s with the Gerard Kleijn Group (Big Moves (1998), Love Quotes (2001), New World (2003) and (Le Flirt de Satie (2007). He made pure chamber-jazz with J.S. Bach as his source of inspiration with Bach Reflections (To B or not to B 2014). From 2007 till 2017 he was the co-leader of the 12-piece Clazz Ensemble with which he played new compositions especially written for the ensemble. The Clazz Ensemble recorded three cd’s.