GKP - Gabriele Kleinschmidt Promotions


Gabriele Kleinschmidt Promotions - now in its 34th year !

Since 1974 Gabriele Kleinschmidt Promotions, based in Durchhausen, Germany, has been responsible for the organization of major European tours by some of the most celebrated and distinguished artists in jazz and its associated contemporary music forms.

From George Adams to Attila Zoller, from Argentina's Astor Piazzolla to Cuba's Paquito D'Rivera, from Japan's Toshiko Akiyoshi to Poland's Urszula Dudziak, GKP has built an unrivalled reputation as one of the most experienced, dependable, innovative and enterprising jazz booking agencies in Europe, bringing a wide-ranging roster of jazz artists to the largest possible public.

Gabriele Kleinschmidt Promotions is a tried and tested organization which not only handles some of the most prestigious names in jazz but also has a keen eye, and an educated ear, for up-and-coming talent with star potential. Above all, GKP is an outstandingly creative agency which is constantly seeking and developing new concepts in jazz presentation, whether it be imaginative re-creations of historic jazz repertory or the bringing together of exceptionally talented musicians in new and exciting combinations.

"In everything we do," says Gabriele Kleinschmidt, "consideration for the artist is paramount. We know that if the artist feels comfortable and secure, if he or she can depend on efficient transportation arrangements, tour schedules that leave reasonable time for rest and relaxation, good hotel accommodation and bookings at attractive venues, then the artist will be operating in an environment which is most conducive to creativity."

Not only has GKP excelled in arranging tours for some of the great 'household names' in jazz over the years, but the organization has also pioneered the presentation of musicians whose artistic merit and creative vitality far exceed their public reputation.

GKP has secured engagements for artists at every major jazz festival and jazz venue in Europe and ranks today as one of the most versatile, efficient and experienced booking agencies in the business, with a matchless reputation for integrity and a genuine concern for the creative environment of the artist.

Agency Tours

Band From / to Line up
BRANFORD MARSALIS GROUP 2014-02-01 to 2014-02-28 Marsalis Branford
KENNY GARRETT QUINTET 2014-02-01 to 2014-02-28 Garrett Kenny, Brown Vernell, Holt Corcoran, Bird Rudy, Hunter McClenty
UTE LEMPER sings PABLO NERUDA 2014-02-01 to 2014-02-28 Ute Lemper
TERENCE BLANCHARD 2014-03-01 to 2014-03-31 Blanchard Terence, Almazan Fabian, Scott Kendrick, Winston Brice, Crumbly Joshua
THE LADIES - Arriale/Marie/Kelly 2014-03-09 to 2014-03-15 Arriale Lynne, Marie René, Kelly Grace, Gjakonovski Martin, May Guido
RON CARTER "GOLDEN STRIKER TRIO" 2014-03-17 to 2014-03-27 Carter Sr Ronald Levin (Ron), Malone Russell, Vega Donald
GREGORY PORTER 2014-04-01 to 2014-04-30 Porter Gregory
MILES SMILES 2014-04-01 to 2014-05-31 Roney Wallace, Coryell Larry, DeFrancesco Joseph Frederick (Joey), Margitza Rick, Hakim Omar, Armstrong Ralphe
RON CARTER "GOLDEN STRIKER TRIO" 2014-04-20 to 2014-05-31 Carter Sr Ronald Levin (Ron), Malone Russell, Vega Donald
DIZZY GILLESPIE(TM) AFRO-CUBAN EXPERIENCE feat. MACHITO Jr. 2014-05-01 to 2014-05-31 Lee John
LEGACY OF DEXTER GORDON 2014-05-01 to 2014-05-31 Henderson Edward Jackson (Eddie), Locke Joe, Jackson Javon Anthony, Cables George, Reid Rufus, Lewis Victor
ODEAN POPE "ODEAN'S 3" 2014-05-01 to 2014-05-31 Pope Odean , Hart William (Billy), Smith Lee
PHILIPPE CATHERINE QUARTET 2014-05-01 to 2014-05-31 Catherine Philip O., Aerts Philippe
SUN RA ARKESTRA directed by MARSHALL ALLEN 2014-05-01 to 2014-06-30 Allen Marshall
KENNY GARRETT QUINTET 2014-06-01 to 2014-08-31 Garrett Kenny, Brown Vernell, Holt Corcoran, Bird Rudy, Hunter McClenty
LYNNE ARRIALE SOLO OR TRIO 2014-07-01 to 2014-07-31 Arriale Lynne, Gjakonovski Martin, May Guido
ROBERTA GAMBARINI 2014-07-01 to 2014-08-31 Gambarini Roberta, Swainson Neil, May Guido, Gunnison Eric
RON CARTER & WDR BIG BAND 2014-07-01 to 2014-07-17 Carter Sr Ronald Levin (Ron)
ROY HARGROVE QUINTET 2014-07-01 to 2014-08-31 Hargrove Roy Anthony, Robinson Justin Jay, Saleem Ameen, Fortner Sullivan, Phillips Quincy
THE WEATHER REPORT AMBASSADOR'S BAND 2014-07-01 to 2014-07-31 Watts Ernie, Acuna Alex
SUN RA ARKESTRA directed by MARSHALL ALLEN 2014-08-01 to 2014-08-31 Allen Marshall
ROBERTA GAMBARINI 2014-10-01 to 2014-11-30 Gambarini Roberta, Gunnison Eric, Swainson Neil, May Guido