Konstantin Klashtorni was born in Ukraine.
Education: Music school (clarinet), Kiev State Music College (jazz saxophone) in Ukraine, Rotterdam Conservatory and Royal Conservatory (Master degree) in Den Haag, Holland.
After the graduation from the college he had been working with Peter Pashkov's "Vuyko Band" exploring new styles such as hard bop, cool jazz, etc. As a member of this band Konstantin took part in "Jazz-Rock Jamboree" festival in Budapest, Hungary in 1991.
Before moving to Venezuela he had been recording for the most famous ukrainian singer Taisia Povaliy as well as for other artists, radio and TV in Ukraine.
In Venezuela Konstantin experienced new for him latin american music styles and by adopting them, enriched his personal style.
From 1995 to 2000 Konstantin had been working with different bands in Venezuela. The artists he worked with: Soledad Bravo, Biella Da Costa, Ilan Chester, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Franco De Vita, Cheo Feliciano, Oscar D'Leon, "Papo" Rivera, Miguel Rios, Maria Vidal, Maria Rivas and others. Also he had been a part of numerous music projects where such a big names as Dionne Warwick and Eric Marienthal performed.
As a part of Biella Da Costa band Konstantin played on Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1996.
He had been recording a lot during that time as well, especially for the TV. Jasmil Maruffo, Julio Mendoza, Maria Rivas, Nancy Toro,"Guaco" are among those artists he recorded with.
In 2000 Konstantin moves to Europe.
Here, in Holland, he developed new connections with European musicians, among which Roy Louis, Jan van den Boomen, Gerardo Rosales, Izaline Calister, Randal Corsen, Michael Simon, Fra-Fra big band, Cubop city big band, Inter Music Holland ("Respect").
Konstantin toured Bulgaria, Hungary, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Aruba, Curacao, Bon Aire, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland.
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