Klüvers Big Band was started by a group of young music students in 1977. 25 years later, still under the direction of Jens Klüver, the Big Band can count among it's members, some of the finest musicians in Denmark. In 1988 the Big Band was appointed as the country's first non-classical ensemble to receive permanent monetary support from national, county and municipal authorities. This support ensured the band good working conditions and has made possible a continuing musical development, which in turn, has solidly placed Klüvers Big Band among the most respected larger orchestras in Denmark. The Big Band has, since it's inception, worked with an abundance of guest soloists from Denmark and abroad, all of whom have contributed to the Big Band's musical inspiration. Klüvers Big Band today is known not only for it's eminent playing, but also as an orchestra which has retained it's enthusiasm and love for the music it performs.
The Big Band plays a wide repertoire of music, with an emphasis on new big band music, which while referring to traditional big band music, incorporates elements of modern jazz. A large part of the Band's repertoire has been composed and /or arranged specifcally for Klüvers Big Band.