Jan Verwey Cool jazz on harmonica
Toots Thielemans: “Jan has his own, unique sound”


Welcome to the website of jazzharmonicaplayer Jan Verwey. He is one of the best players
on the chromatic harmonica in the cooljazz and bebop/hardbop music, worldwide.
At all the pages of this site you’ll find the details of his professional career.
To find the sites for buying his albums, go to the page LINKS.Out now the new CD-project ”Rays of Light” with the Hassenstein/Verwey Quartet.
Jazz on chromatic harmonica, guitar, double bass and drums.
Recorded at the Fattoria Musica Studio’s in Osnabrúck – Germany.
This album is presented by label DjamTones and produced by guitarist Christian Hassenstein.Jazzstandards played by Jan Verwey and guitarplayer Christian Hassenstein – bassplayer
Ruud Ouwehand and drummer Franc auf dem Brinke. Nice standards as: Joy Spring (Clifford Brown);
Israel(Johnny Carisi) and the ballads: My Foolish Heart and You Must Believe in Spring, 2 duo pieces.
Title-piece “Rays of Light” and “Soul Bossa” are originals by Christian Hassenstein.
“My passion is cooljazz and bebop/hardbop and I think it will never change” !
The album is presented in the famous jazzclub Bethany’s in Amsterdam (march 2013).




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