Bio

 

 

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: " Groovy Blues".

If you enjoy listening to the guitar improvising over groovy bluesriffs,

this is it !

 

 

Wine, Women And Blues

Wine, Women & Blues !

 

 

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

 

 

Eutin Bluesfestival in Germany - 06 with "Uncle" John Turner

Eutin Bluesfestival in Germany - 06 with "Uncle" John Turner

 

 


Jan Gerfast Band has played

more than three thousand gigs in Europe,

and has performed at festivals like:





Dusty Road Bluesfestival   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   Säljerydfestivalen

Ängelholm 500 År - Njutbart   Äskeberga Festivalen



Brønshøj Bluesfestival   Copenhagen Blues Festival

Crossroad - Blues & Boogie Festival   Djurs Bluesland

Langelands Festival   Midtfyns Festival

Rosenholm Festival   Roskilde Jazz Days

Skagen Festival   Tunø Festival



Bluesfest Eutin   Bluesfestival Dresden

Blues In Lehrte   Breminale

Cave 54 in Heidelberg - 50 Jahre   Nordhäuser Jazzfrühlings

Fehmarn Open Air   Gronau Jazzfest  

Grosses Festival Hamburg   Herzberg Open Air

Neubrandenburger Jazz Frühling   Nordhausen Jazzfestival

Open Air - GrossLindow   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 Nights Festival



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Jan Gerfast - short bio

 

 

Baby Jan - 54

Baby Jan - 54  

( practicing guitar ? )

 


Jan Gerfast was born in - 54.
He was raised in Osby, a little town in Sweden.
He started to play the blues guitar in the end of the 60s.

 

 

Reefer Blues in Lund - 72

Reefer Blues in Lund - 72 

 


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.

 

 

"Blue Night" jamming outside the "Hippie House" - 75

"Blue Night" jamming outside the "Hippie House" - 75

 


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 !

 

 

Photo Studio - 79

Photo Studio - 79

 


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

 

 

Moving to Stockholm - 84

Moving to Stockholm - 84

 


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 9 albums in his own name.

 

 

Somewhere in Germany - 99

Somewhere in Germany - 99

 

 

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