NEWS 2003/2004... 





 Blooz Night



On 1 & 2 december Jan will play at the Blooz Night.
Venue: Harmonie- Edam
Guitar: Jan Akkerman
(Big) bass - Wilbrand Meischke
Drums: Remco van der Sluys
Special guest on vocals: Phil Bee
Mystery guest
Tickets €15,- (2 december sold out)



 The Wild life album



Jan has given an exclusive track to the wildlife charity CD
The Wildlife Album is a charity album featuring 21 artists - 18 of them
contributing exclusive tracks, unavailable anywhere else. All profits are
going to the conservation charities the WWF and the Ulster Wildlife Trust.
Among those contributing, from the worlds of folk, rock, blues, traditional
and classical music are:
Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull); Jan Akkerman; Andy Irvine; Bert Jansch; Duffy
Power; Roy Harper; Martyn Joseph; Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill; Martyn
Joseph; Gordon Giltrap; Steve Ashley; Fairport Convention; Leafhound; Cara
Dillon; Colin Reid; Catherine Harper; Iain Archer; The Dennison Quartet;
Brooks Williams; Tina McSherry; Helen McGurk; Janet Holmes.
For more details see:



 Jan on Dutch Radio and Internet stream


On Thursdaynight 8 October KINK FM will have a special about Jan.
Between 22 and 24 hr. in the programme 2 Meter de lucht in dj Jan Douwe Kroeske will pay attention to Jan's music.
(click on Tune in on the KINK website for the stream)



 Jan in Bosna


From 28 September until 1 October Jan will visit Bosnia.
On Wednesday 29 September he will play for the SFOR troops at the Dutch Base Bugojno in Bosnia.



 Jan in Russia


On 22 and 23 September Jan and his band will do 2 gigs in St. Petersburg, Russia.
For more information, see our Gigs page



 Jan's songs appreciated


On The Blues Database 4 of Jan 's songs were among 10 most voted!
· 1: Am I Losing You - 10,000 Clowns on a Rainy Day - Jan Akkerman - (261 Votes)
· 2: There Goes That Song Again - V-Disc Recordings - Harry James - (157 Votes)
· 3: Riot in Cell Block #9 - Man in Black: 1959-1962 - Johnny Cash - (149 Votes)
· 4: The Gifts They Gave - Man in Black: 1963-1969 - Johnny Cash - (136 Votes)
· 5: Wildflower/All Together - Live at the Priory - Jan Akkerman - (124 Votes)
· 6: Shame on You - Noise of Art - Jan Akkerman - (83 Votes)
· 7: Blues Man - Blues on the Bayou - B.B. King - (81 Votes)
· 8: Pavane - Live - Jan Akkerman - (77 Votes)
· 9: Blues Boys Tune - Blues on the Bayou - B.B. King - (71 Votes)
· 10: Obeah Man - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - (69 Votes)



 Mag Rack’s Guitar Xpress Launches “Guitar Face”


Offbeat contest rewards the extremes of the peculiar ‘facial mugging’ which guitarists employ to accentuate their furious riffin’
Top rock players, producers, photogs and critics to judge, including
Dick Dale, Roger McGuinn, Steve Vai, Steve (Billy Idol) Stevens,
Rick Derringer, Hank Williams Jr., Earl (David Bowie) Slick,
Jeff (Steely Dan) Baxter, Jan (Focus) Akkerman,
Gary (Cpt. Beefheart) Lucas, Ramones/Iggy Pop discoverer Danny Fields,
Clapton/Santana/Neil Young producer Russ Titleman
and legendary LA lensman Henry Diltz
Greatest Faces to Join Top Pros in Online Guitar Xpress Guitar Face Hall of Fame



 UK Tour


Jan will do a new UK Tour in June. It will also bring him to the Cavern Club in Liverpool. For more details,
see our Gigs page.
The band line up for the UK is: Marijn van den Berg (drums), Wilbrand Meischke (bass) and Coen Molenaar (keyboards).
The 'CU' Tour still continues. It also includes some German gigs. For more details,
see our Gigs page.



 Jan in Dutch Media:


Jan in Dutch Media
Date: Programme: Channel:
5 January Goeiemorgen Nederland Nederland 1
17 January Muziekcafé Radio 2
9 March Begane grond RTVNH



 Out now on DVD: Jan Akkerman Live



Inlay of the very first Jan Akkerman DVD.
There's also a review available.
The DVD is available at the online Dutch musicstores of:
In Germany: (English translation available)
In the UK:



 The new studio cd is out now!



The new studio cd is out now! It is called: C.U.
It was produced in close coöperation with Jan's keyboard player Jeroen Rietbergen and other members of the band Soulvation ( Ronald Molendijk and Michel van Schie).
The cd is available since 31 October in Dutch recordstores or
online at:
In Germany: (English translation available)



 Hendrix Files Tour



In October 2003 Jan will participate in the 'Hendrix Files Tour'.
Together with: Steve Lukather, More Experience, Phil Bee & Friends.
It's a 3 hour show dedicated to Jimi Hendrix
In the year of Jimi's 60th birthday.
This tribute tour will blow your mind!!!
For dates and venues see our Gigs page



 Jack Daniel's Rock Nights



In April 2003 Jan wil do a small Dutch tour, called the
'Jack Daniel's Rock Nights'
For dates and venues see our Gigs page



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