Gabriele Kleinschmidt Promotions - now in its 40th 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.