Jan Gerfast info

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 ! 

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 three thousand gigs in Europe 
and has performed at festivals like:

Dusty Road Bluesfestival   Eksjö Stadsfest

Eslövs Blues Festival   Falkenbergs Jazzdagar  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  Östersjöfestivalen

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  Culemborg Bluesfestival

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


Jan Gerfast - short bio

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.
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 10 albums in his own name. The latest album is called "Black & White" - 2018.


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