DRUMMER & COMPOSER
Jazz drummer Amund Kleppan (b. 1996) released his debut album Venture in 2019 to international acclaim. With strong ties to his native Norway, he also tours regularly across Europe with Amund Kleppan Quintet, Aloft Quartet and other ensembles.
Since picking up his first pair of drumsticks fifteen years ago in his neighbour’s basement, Amund has been completely hooked. Currently he is completing his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music where he’s studying with teachers such as Dave Holland, James Maddren and Orlando Le Fleming. Prior to his time in London he studied in Germany, obtaining his Bachelor degree from the Jazz Institute Berlin.
"A European union of talents is alive and very well on this album by a multi-national band, led by the young Berlin-based Norwegian drummer Kleppan. Venture is a thoroughly commendable example of contemporary mainstream jazz."
- Jazz Journal UK
"A strong debut from a young drummer."
- Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen
"The music is high-degree-of-difficulty hard bop in the vein of the mid ’60s Miles Davis quintet."
- Stereo Gum
Farewell Old Ways
In their sophomore album Farewell Old Ways, Scandinavian group Aloft Quartet abandons what is familiar and jumps into the void of the unknown. Released on AMP Music & Records, this new venture features original compositions that forge a strong and cohesive repertoire.