Jan Akkerman Band
Jan Akkerman BandClose Beauty Tour
- Date: Saturday 25 Jan 2020
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 19:30
- Start: 20:30
- Presale: 25,50 (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 26,-
What can we say about guitar legend Jan Akkerman? Winner of the Golden Harp, Knight in the order of Oranje Nassau and voted 'best guitarist in the world' by English magazine Melody Maker. In December 2016, Jan Akkerman reached the respectable age of 70. Which means he has been playing the guitar for more than half a century. Time to retire? Absolutely not. In the fall of 2019 the new studio album, "Close Beauty", will be released, the successor to "Minor Details" (2011).
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. But everything he does, he does with a purpose!