Jan Akkerman

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Jan Akkerman was born in 1946 started to play guitar aged 5. His father was a guitarist, and his mother played the accordian. Jan was entirely self-taught on the guitar, but later he took classical guitar lessons, studied in Amsterdam Music School for 5 years and won a scholarship.

Jan Akkerman worked with many different musicians like BB King, Charlie Byrd, Cozy Powell, Claus Ogerman and Ice-T, besides being a former member of international acclaimed bands such as Brainbox and Focus and made more than a dozen solo records.

On stage, Akkerman has been touring all around the world and several times at Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival.

Akkerman received a Golden Harp in 2005 for his complete oeuvr. His latest cd/dvd-set ‘Live in Concert at The Hague’ shows the many sides of the guitarist: with his band during The Hague Jazz Festival in May 2007, a solo gig at the Output Festival in the Amsterdam Bimhuis and at a workshop ‘for all ages’ in 2006 in Roermond.

Official website: www.janakkerman.nl

Videos

Jan Akkerman - Streetwalker 10:15 Jan Akkerman - Streetwalker
Guitar battle - Jan Akkerman vs Harry Sacksioni 06:32 Guitar battle - Jan Akkerman vs Harry Sacksioni

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