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 Jans 65th Birthday:

 

 

Op kerstavond vierde Jan zijn 65e verjaardag. Hij kreeg van zijn bandleden en boekingsagent het kunstwerk "Emotions in C minor" gemaakt door Henk Zielman uit Raalte.

On Christmas Eve Jan celebrated his 65th birthday. He got from his band members and booking agent the artwork ' Emotions in C minor ' created by Henk Zielman from Raalte.

 

 

 Jans Tribute to Andy Tielman:

 

 

Dutch rock legend Andy Tielman from the Tielman Brothers died from cancer on November 10.
The Tielman Brothers were the first Dutch Indo band that successfully went international in the 1950s.
They were one of the pioneers of rock and roll in The Netherlands. The band was quite famous in Europe, long before The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Their music was later called Indorock, a fusion of Indonesian and Western music, and has roots in Kroncong.

In tribute to Andy, Jan posted on Facebook:

"My good friend and teacher in my younger years was Andy Tielman.
Andy just died at the age of 75. He inspired me in many ways, long before Hendrix, Beatles or...
But even more by using the Les Paul the way he did.
Andy R.I.P.
Jan"

 

 

 Jan at North Sea Jazz 2011:

 

 

Jan en zijn bandleden plus enkele gasten staan dit jaar op het North Sea Jazz Festival op zondag 10 juli. Er worden tv-opnamen van gemaakt, die zullen worden uitgezonden op Nederland 2 en het digitale kanaal Cultura 24. Ook zal Jan cd's signeren in de stand van de Free Record Shop.

Hier kun je het hele concert nog eens bekijken. Jan Akkerman NSJ2011

Jan and his band members plus some guests will perform at this year's North Sea Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 10th. There are television recordings made, which will be broadcasted on Dutch channel Nederland 2 and the digital channel Cultura 24. Jan will also sign CDs at the stall of the Free Record Shop.

Here you can rewatch the concert in full length. Jan Akkerman NSJ2011

 

 

 Jan in Dutch Media:

 

 

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11 mei (tussen 23 en 0 uur) Met het oog op morgen Radio 1

Jan zal a.s.woensdagavond 11 mei live te horen zijn in het programma Met het oog op morgen op de publieke radiozender Radio 1. Te beluisteren op FM en via kabel, digitenne en internet, zie de website van Radio 1.

On May 11th Jan will play live on Dutch Radio 1 (a public station for news and sports) in the programme called Met het oog op morgen. On Dutch FM, cable, digital air and also available on the internet, see also the website of Radio 1.

 

 

 Jan in Dutch Media:

 

 

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7 mei (tussen 16 en 18 uur) Muziekcafé Radio 2

Jan zal a.s. zaterdag 7 mei live te horen zijn in het programma TROS Muziekcafé op de publieke radiozender Radio 2. Te beluisteren op FM en via kabel, digitenne en internet, zie de website van Radio 2.

On May 7th Jan will play live on Dutch Radio 2 (a public station for popular music) in the programme called TROS Muziekcafé. On Dutch FM, cable, digital air and also available on the internet, see also the website of Radio 2.

 

 

 Jans new album Minor Details on Dutch Media:

 

 

Jans nieuwe album Minor Details kan nu ook worden beluisterd via de Luisterpaal van Radio 6 Soul & Jazz.

It is now possible to listen to Jans new album Minor Details on the Luisterpaal of (Dutch) Radio 6 Soul & Jazz.

 

 

 Jan in Dutch Media:

 

 

Brian May (gitarist ven de band Queen) ontving dit jaar de Eddy Christiani Award in aanwezigheid van Jan (die de award 2 jaar geleden ontving). In dit interview praat hij o.a. ook over Jan.

Brian May (the guitarist of the band Queen) received this years Eddy Christiani Award in the presence of Jan (who got the award 2 years ago). In this interview he also talks about Jan.

 

 

Jan and band back in Ireland:

 

 
Jan and his band will play at the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival at Rory's former hometown, Ballyshannon, Ireland.

"The 10th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal in the North West of Ireland between 2nd and 5th June 2011 and will feature the legendary Jan Akkerman and his band, yes the Dutchman who was lead guitarist and frontman to the renowned “Focus”. Jan Akkerman is widely regarded as one of the leading Guitarists in the world, it's fabulous that the man behind tune ‘Hocus Pocus’ is coming to play Ballyshannon. Rory Gallagher was a fan of Jan Akkerman and equally Jan was a fan of Rory."

On the 6th and 7th of June Jan and his band will do a gig in respectively Belfast and Dublin. For more information, see our GIGS-page.


 

New UK Tour in 2011:

 

 

Jan and his band will do a new UK Tour in April/May 2011. For more information, see our GIGS-page

 

  New Dutch Theatre Tour:  

 

Na de succesvolle theatertour “Live in concert'' komt Jan met zijn band dit seizoen met “Minor Details''. Een nieuwe voorstelling met een vertrouwd geluid, want naast nieuwe stukken van de (nog te verschijnen) gelijknamige cd hoort u ook klassiekers uit zijn welbekende ''Focus'' en solo-periode.

After the successful Dutch Theatre Tour “Live in concert'' Jan and his band will do a new one called “Minor Details''. A show with a familiar sound, because he will play both new (from his coming cd) as old (from his Focus- and solo-period) pieces of music.

Foto: Bert Vethaak

 

 

 Jan on International Media:

 

 

Jan heeft onlangs online een mp3-store geoepend. Hier kun je enkele van zijn nooit uitgebrachte albums downloaden. Klik hier!

Jan recently opened an online mp3-store. Here's your chance to download some of his unreleased albums. Click here!

 

 

 Jan in Foreign Media:

 

 

In het nieuwe Nike-reclamefilmpje dat veel te zien zal zijn tijdens het WK Voetbal in Zuid-Afrika is het nummer Hocus Pocus van Jan's voormalige band Focus te horen. Jan vindt het cool dat Nike zijn compositie hiervoor gebruikt.

 

Hocus Pocus by Jan's former band Focus is used for the new Nike-commercial that will appear a lot during the WC Football in South Africa. Jan is very proud that Nike uses his composition in it.

 

  Dutch Solo Theatre Tour:  

 

Jan zal zijn vorig jaar begonnen solotheatertour Alone Together voortzetten. O.a. op zijn Lowden-gitaar zal hij unieke interpretaties van eigen en andere stukken spelen. Heel bijzonder is deze keer, dat hij ook zijn luit zal meenemen en daarop stukken van John Dowland ten gehore zal brengen. Voor meer informatie, zie onze gigs-pagina.

Jan will continue his Dutch solo theater tour Alone Together, that started last year. He will do unique interpretations of his own and other pieces on his Lowden-guitar. This time it's unique that he will also bring his lute and perform some pieces of John Dowland on it. For more information, see our gigs-page.

 

 

 Jan in Dutch Media:

 

 

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15 - 18 februari (10.30 uur) Het Klassieke Hart Radio 4

Jan zal in de week van 15 t/m 18 februari te horen zijn in het programma De Klassieken van Maartje van Weegen op de publieke klassieke zender Radio 4. In het onderdeel Het Klassieke Hart zal Jan elke dag een van zijn favoriete klassieke stukken toelichten en laten horen. Te beluisteren op FM en via kabel, digitenne en internet, zie de website van Radio 4

From 15 - 18 Februar Jan can be heard on Dutch Radio 4 (a public station for classical music) in the programme called De Klassieken. In the item Het Klassieke Hart Jan will tell some details about his personal favourite classical pieces, that can be heard afterwards. On Dutch FM, cable, digital air and also available on the internet, see also the website of Radio 4

 

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