Jan Gerfast

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Jan Gerfast, guitarist, singer and composer,  has been on the international blues and rock scene for a long time. He has developed his own unique style and sound. If you enjoy listening to the guitar improvising over groovy blues riffs, this is it ! Jan Gerfast

He has toured, recorded or jammed with international artists like :

"Uncle" John Turner, "Big" Joe Turner, Angela Brown, Junior Wells, Willie "The Touch" Hayes, Erin Jaimes and many more

Jan Gerfast Band has played more than two thousand gigs in Europe, and has performed at festivals like :

Dusty Road Blues Festival
Eksjö Stadsfest Eslövs Blues Festival
Helsingborgs Festivalen Järfälla Jazz & Blues
Kalottjazz & Blues Festival Landskronakarnevalen
Ludvika Rock & Blues Malmöfestivalen MCBC
Nordic Jazz & Blues Festival
Sommarblues i Finspång Säljeryds Festivalen
Brønshøj Bluesfestival Djurs Bluesland Langelands Festival
Midtfyns Festival Rosenholm Festival
Roskilde Jazz Days Skagen Festival Tunø Festival
Bluesfest Eutin Blues In Lehrte Breminale
Bluesfestival Dresden Cave 54 in Heidelberg - 50 Jahre
Fehmarn Open Air Gronau Jazzfest Grosses Festival Hamburg
Herzberg Open Air Neubrandenburger Jazz Frühling
Nordhausen Jazzfestival Open Air - Gross Lindow Osnabrück Stadtfest
Big Barrel Blues Blues Aan Zee Oosterhout Blues & Roots Festival
Blues´n Jazz Rallye Festival Blues & Jazz Um Haff
Jazz & Blues Festival - Castle Vianden
Blues In Chedigny
Olsztyn Blues Night´s Festival

Jan Gerfast - short bio

Jan Gerfast was born in 1954. He was raised in Osby, a little town in Sweden. He started to play the blues guitar in the end of the 60s.

Living as a vagabond in the 70s. Stayed among other places in Paris, France as a street musician and later on playing in a jazzclub there. Came home again and started a band called "Blue Night". This band played experimental rock music. At this time Jan lived a kind of hippie life in the woods !

In the beginning of the 80s Jan was backing up other swedish artists live and on records.

In the end of the 80s he formed his blues band and started to play a lot live in Sweden. Later on the rest of Scandinavia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg,
France, Poland etc 

He has released 7 albums in his own name.

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