Smooth Jazz saxophonist - Konstantin Klashtorni
For those of you who are new to Kool&Klean and to its producer, Konstantin Klashtorni, what you are hearing in "Kool&Klean IV" is the culmination of years of study, practice and just plain hard work.
Each of the previous releases for Kool&Klean were far above the standard in Smooth Jazz. He does not look to compete with his peers, he sets the bar high for himself in order to ensure his own latest release surpasses his last. This is no small feat, as Konstantin also produces the incredibly popular Groove Jazz N Chill, Chillaxing Jazz Kollektion series (which began in 2011).
The Ukrainian-born Konstantin Klashtorni has had an extensive musical education, including Kiev State Music College and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Holland, where he studied for his Masters Degree.
After graduation, he worked with Peter Pashkov's "Vuyko Band" exploring styles such as hard bop, cool jazz, etc.
His first releases, "Downtown" and "Led by You" were solo efforts that hold their own with the most popular of Smooth Jazz saxophonists of the past and today.
His long and disciplined history in music and music education were immediately apparent and ensured his recordings would receive international acclaim.
No one with this much talent can be a secret for long and mostly through word of mouth, Konstantin has recently developed quite a following.
By J. D. Hisey
San Clemente, CA