Jean Kleeb

Beethoven goes Jazz for Piano

Here familiar “Beethoven themes” are merged, liberated, shuffled, filtered and recombined with jazz harmonies, standard styles and rhythms. Jean Kleeb’s arrangements sometimes closely follow the original, at other times they comment on or recall Beethoven’s music from afar.

- Performable as a complete cycle or in any sequence or combination
- Jazz/classical fusion, particularly appealing to students