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What can we say about guitar legend Jan Akkerman? In December , Jan Akkerman reached the respectable age of Which means he has been playing the guitar for more than half a century. Time to retire? Absolutely not. In the fall of the new studio album, "Close Beauty", will be released, the successor to "Minor Details" Together with his band, consisting of Coen Molenaar keyboards , David de Marez Oyens bass and Marijn van den Berg drums , his sound still sparkles. The drawn-out songs are bursting with tempo- and theme changes, spectacular arrangements, perfect timing and sublime soloing, in which Akkerman features prominently. His guitar playing is as emotional as ever and remains unparalleled. Occasionally, Akkerman improvises around central themes or goes in different directions.
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Jan Akkerman born 24 December is a Dutch guitarist. After leaving Focus, he continued as a solo musician, adding jazz fusion influences. The son of a scrap iron trader, Akkerman was born in Amsterdam. Akkerman won a scholarship to study at the Amsterdam Music Lyceum for five years, developing his composition and arranging skills. At eleven he was in the rock band Johnny and his Cellar Rockers with his friend Pierre van der Linden.
The show scheduled for Saturday 11 December in Cultuurpodium Boerderij is postponed. The new date is Saturday 9 January. The original tickets are still valid for this new date. Once upon a time, eight friends living in Rotterdam shared a passion for fusion and jazz music. Together, their experience covers all kinds of different areas of music business.