Debut album ‘Clavius’ out now

Record available to order online

Artwork by: Floor Rehbach


The Tijs Klaassen Quintet consists out of some of the most talented young jazz musicians on the Amsterdam scene. All of whom are not only known as great players, but also as gifted composers. This reflects on the way in which they interpret the compositions by the bandleader. A striking aspect of the band’s sound is the search for new orchestrations within the classic quintet line up. Vintage 80s synths, complex horn harmonies, west African drum rhythms and arco bass melodies create a unique blending of sounds. As a composer, Tijs gets his inspiration from the sounds of various 20th century European composers combined with the energy from the present day New York jazz scene.

Recently the band was among the winners of the Keep an Eye The Records 2018 edition. This prize, consisting out of 10.000 euro’s, enabled them to record their debut ‘Clavius’ album in April 2019. This record came out December 2019 and was met with considerable acclaim.

Mo van der Does: Alto saxophone
Matthias van den Brande: Tenor saxophone
Floris Kappeyne: Piano
Wouter Kühne: Drums
Tijs Klaassen: Double bass & Compositions



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Photo by: Teresa Costa

Tour dates:


APR 16: Bimhuis Café – Amsterdam
APR 23: Uffie’s – Zutphen
APR 28: De Pletterij – Haarlem
APR 29 – MAY 2: Fattoria Musica (CD Recording) – Osnabrück
JUN 7: Blue Note (Red Light Jazz Festival) – Amsterdam
AUG 15: De Pletterij (Haarlem Jazz & More), Haarlem
SEP 21: Theaters Tilburg (Make It Jazz festival) – Tilburg
DEC 7: Bimhuis (Keep an Eye the Records 2019) – Amsterdam


JAN 7: Café September – Den Haag
JAN 9: Splendor (Album Release) – Amsterdam
JAN 27: Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Master Accreditatie) – Amsterdam
MAR 3: Theater het Hof – Arnhem
APR 8: Brebl – Nijmegen — CANCELLED
MAY 28: Het Koorenhuis – Den Haag — CANCELLED
OCT 22: Brebl – Nijmegen
DEC 30: Bethlehemkerk Studio 150 (Livestream) – Amsterdam


FEB 23: Uffie’s – Zutphen — CANCELLED

Photo by: Teresa Costa