PODCAST: Guillermo Klein '94

Rob Hochschild
January 21, 2014

Argentinian composer and pianist Guillermo Klein '94 makes music that is "occasionally Ellingtonian, occasionally classical, and always beautiful," according to PopMatters. Klein has led his own big bands and small combos since graduating from Berklee and released several lauded discs for Sunnyside Records.

Klein's first move, post-Berklee, was to form a 17-piece band in New York that quickly became known for its inventive sound. In a review of his 2012 disc, Carrera, Downbeat cited Klein's "idiosyncratic balladry" and efforts "steering his acclaimed ensemble toward even more individualistic ways to express itself."

Now based in Argentina, Klein returns to Berklee on January 29, 2014 to perform with a few of his musical collaborators and a Berklee student ensemble as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, presented by New York’s WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM and NPR Music

Guillermo Klein