The Mark Kleinhaut Trio Performs at BopStop

Mark Kleinhaut brings his trio to the Cleveland BopStop, June 21.
Mark Kleinhaut

Mark Kleinhaut Performs At BopStop

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2008 8:30PM
Cleveland Bop Stop
2920 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Mark Kleinhaut, Guitar/ Kip Reed, Elec. Bass/ Carmen Castaldi, Drums

Mark Kleinhaut brings his trio to the Cleveland BopStop, June 21. Join Mark as he performs some of his favorite standards and his own beautiful compositions. Kleinhaut has earned his reputation not only as a great performer, but as a composer. The inspiration for Kleinhaut’s compositions comes from the places he visits, like the colorful villages of Southern Cuba or the wild places on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and coastal Maine. Designed around beautiful melodies, Kleinhaut uses his compositions to paint vivid pictures of his travels, and the dynamic musical chemistry of his ensemble becomes the vehicle that transports the listener to these destinations.

Currently splitting his time between New York and Cleveland, electric bassist Kip Reed has performed and recorded with numerous major artists in his 25 years as a sideman in venues that include Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London and L’ Olympia in Paris. In Cleveland, Kip is co-leader of the popular Grupo Brasil.

Carmen Castaldi, like many other Cleveland jazz musicians was strongly influenced by guitarist Bill DeArango and saxophonist Tony “Big T” Lovano. He was also a student of legendary drum teacher Bob McKee. As house drummer Four Queens Jazz Club in Las Vegas Castaldi backed notables like, Joe Henderson, Ernie Watts, Barney Kessel, Cedar Walton, and he is now a regular sideman for Blue Note recording artist Joe Lovano.