Jon Klekman bassist



“The group performs swingin’ versions or Jazz and rock standards and I customize trios and quartets for all types of special events based on the client‘s needs and budget. All the players in the band are regularly featured at Austin’s esteemed jazz venue, the Elephant Room. Hiring the group is like bringing a Jazz club to your door. Playing a full repertoire of swing, blues, bossas and ballads, we create spacious soundscapes perfectly paired to celebrations, networking events and listening rooms. Bringing this band onboard is a unique and exciting opportunity to make your event super memorable and dynamic. Groups can be horn fronted, or guitar and piano fronted for more laid back intimate settings. Finally, l offer a drummerless trio or duo (piano, guitar and acoustic bass) for a nice chill old-timey effect. Think Oscar Peterson Trio from the late 50‘s, The Jazz vibe keeps people relaxed, engaged and energized wherever we play.” – JK


“We have worked with Jon a few times now and he has always delivered talented musical ensembles that were perfectly matched with the tone and tenor of our events. He is a great resource and has always been a pleasure to work with.”

Stacey Hoyt, Blanton Museum of Art

“For several beautiful years, Jon Klekman has been curating talented & diverse Jazz ensembles for the listening and dancing enjoyment of our Mike’s Place family living with Alzheimer’s & dementia. He is reliable, professional, and an excellent communicator. Of all the therapies our program is grateful to receive, it is the music Jon brings to the group that does the most to evoke joyful emotions, reduce anxiety, and encourage the physical connections that are so often lost inside of dementia. Jon Klekman and those he gathers together create a vitality in Mike’s Place that is unmatched.”

-Cami Alys Yankwitt, Program DirectorMike’s Place- Meals on Wheels of Central Texas

“We hired Jon Klekman Trio for our wedding in late June 2019.  We are 60 years old and received raving reviews from many of our guests.  Jon Klekman Trio were outstanding.   I am a native Austinite and highly recommend them.”

Clift Bowman, Wedding Client –  Kindred Oaks Venue

“Jon Klekman’s jazz trio was absolutely GREAT!!  We hosted a welcome wedding party for 100 people and wanted live music to be played throughout the evening.  Jon’s wonderful jazz selections were just perfect for the party.  We look forward to other opportunities to hire Jon and his great musicians.” 

Joe Holt, Wedding Client – Hotel Granduca

“We were so pleased to welcome the Jon Klekman Trio to HighPointe Estate for entertainment at our groundbreaking celebration. They were awesome. Great mix of music, terrific energy, and a hip vibe. They were a perfect addition to our event. We’d welcome them back anytime, and most assuredly will!”

Dawson Clark, Venue Owner  Highpointe Estate

“The Jon Klekman Quartet creates an amazing vibe to any event and venue. They play regularly at 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op and every time, we get tons of compliments on the music and vibe. JKQ hold themselves to a very high standard of musicality and professionalism and would be an amazing asset to any event or show!”

Erin Stecker, Co-Founder,  4th Tap Brewing Co-op 

“Jon is a professional through and through — he always catches every detail in advance and is always looking to please Whatever audience he is playing too. His flexibility has proven time again to be an asset and he always has a band for any occasion.”

Tres Hefter,  Whole Foods 

“Jon and his band are consummate professionals. We had them perform several times in our hotel lobby. The space was anything but easy to play! The acoustics of the room are not meant for live music, and the staff and guests had to be able to communicate during the show. Besides that, there was a constant flow of people moving around and through the space. The guys overcame all of those challenges every time. Imagine how great they are when playing at a proper venue!”