This website has been a dream of mine for many years.


I am happy to present information on my musical activity, studies in jazz improvisation with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh and my book on the subject, and information about my Polish family heritage. There are also audio and video music samples, information on purchasing CDs and the book, links to other web pages, and a section of blog entries.


There is much content offered at no charge. Please browse at your leisure and feel free to contact me directly with any comments or requests.


With best wishes,
John Klopotowski, 2019

In memory of Lee Konitz, 1927-2020

R.I.P Lee Konitz

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New streaming audio available: full sets from concert at Chez Hanny, Feb 2019, John Klopotowski Quartet featuring Jacob Zimmerman, John Wiitala, and Akira Tana

Concert audio available

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John Klopotowski Joins Steve Snyder Big Band!

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Marc Myers JazzWax review of new CD, San Francisco Concert: Remembering Lennie Tristano 1919-1978

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Music lessons in jazz, musicianship, and piano with John Klopotowski in downtown Oakland

Music lessons at Piedmont Piano Co. in downtown Oakland CA: piano, jazz guitar, improvisation, and musicianship

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New CD release announcement: The John Klopotowski Quartet, San Francisco Concert, Remembering Lennie Tristano, 1919-1978

Live concert recording from February 2019, tribute to Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, and Warne Marsh featuring Jacob Zimmerman, alto saxophone, John Klopotowski, guitar, John Wiitala, bass, and Akira Tana, drums.

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