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Jan has played in over a dozen bands as a lead guitarist and lead vocalist. He has also performed as a solo acoustic artist in lounges and coffee houses. Behind the scenes, Jan has logged countless hours as a studio musician and back-up vocalist for other area artists. His primary instruments include electric guitar, slide guitar, and mandolin.
Although not considering himself as a composer, Jan has written lyrics for music featured in two motion pictures: “Don’t Tell” (2005 Pier Oppenheimer film) and “And They’re Off” (2011 Scrambled Eggs Productions); composed the Christmas anthem “Bring Back That Christmas”,
and created video-musical compositions “9-11 Suite” and the comical “Old Men Stink”. Jan’s viral video commercial “Unemployed Web Browser Blues” was a national finalist in the “2006 Firefox Flix” competition (Jan wrote the screen play, composed and performed the song. co-edited the music and video, acted and co-video recorded the commercial with colleague Jonathon Boyer).
Beside his creative life, Jan held down a “day job” for twenty-three years as a technical specialist in the health insurance industry, put two kids through college, and even coached his daughter’s softball team. He currently works as a free-lance web consultant on content search engine optimization.