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BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Vinzent Clees is a young vibist, composer and producer from Luxembourg. He grew up in the small town of Esch-sur-Alzette and began his musical career early on by taking cello lessons at the local conservatory. He soon decided to switch instruments and started finding interest in percussive instruments. After several years of studying classical percussion and taking multiple theory classes in the conservatoire of Esch-sur-Alzette he started to find his way into Jazz. Through playing drums and, eventually, by picking up the Vibraphone as a main Instrument, he started exploring the endless facets of contemporary improvised music. In 2019 he was a Laureate of the Bourse Michelle and won the first prize during the drummer days in Luxembourg in 2020.

 

After finishing high school in 2021, he started his bachelors in Jazz Composing in Dresden, where he currently studies.

 

Over the years Arthur was involved in many different band projects, both as a sideman and as a bandleader. With the band Anima he won the first prize of the Hans & Eugenia Jütting Stiftung in 2022.

 

In addition to his studies in Composing and Vibraphone, he consistently kept working on his passion for electronic music and music production. Not only has he been making beats and mixes for other artists, including Culture the Kid, but he will also release his debut album as a songwriter/producer on the Berlin based Label Macro end of 2023.

Arthur is currently active as a performer, composer and producer in both modern improvised music as well as contemporary classical music. Recent projects include a live album of an improvised set with Jan Jelinek (Faitiche & mint.conception.recordings), the release of debut albums with both  Anima (Xjazz!) and Jambal (self released), a brand new duo project with vocalist Kateryna Kravchenko, with whom he just recently won the international Jazz Juniors competition, and the release of his solo album stay, temporary home (Macro).

DISCOGRAPHY

38 Bpm - William Engelen (2019)

percussion

Orchestra recording - Orchestre de la ville d’Esch (2020)

percussion

 

Between Dissonance & Consonance - Jambal (2021) 

vibraphone, keys, composition 

 

General Culture - Culture The Kid (2021)

production, add. mixing on CVMG

 

Searching Rhymes - Culture The Kid (2022)

percussion, piano, arrangements

 

Dr. Doubt & Mr. Ego - Culture The Kid (2023)

production, add. mixing 

Jan Jelinek & Arthur Clees Live in Luxembourg - Jan Jelinek & Arthur Clees (Faitiche, mint.conception.recordingd 2023)

drums

Enterprise of Great Pith and Moment -Jambal & Tristan de Liège (2023)

vibraphone, keys, composition, arrangement

Anima - Anima (XJazz! 2023)

vibraphone, composition

 

stay, temporary home - Arthur Clees (Macro 2023)

production, songwriting, performance, mixing 

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