At the age of 17 Jan decided to pick up the guitar and to dedicate all his free time practicing rock and metal.
In this early stage he started playing in different hardcore and punk bands and later evolved more into the heavy metal genre.
In 1995 Jan joined ‘Excess of cruelty’ a melodic black/death metal band and recorded the album ‘ Under the ivy of Ithamar’
Throughout the years he abused the guitar in different bands like Toner, Re:Creation, Karmakill, Keltgar etc. At a later stage Jan discovered the acoustic guitar and joined Selene’s Garden, a local folk, pop band. Next to rocking out he also recorded music for a few short movies.
Currently plays the guitar in Hangärhead, a heavy rock coverband and in the summer of 2019 he joined the rockers of 10 Rogue.
In the challenging corona pandemic Jan needed to take some time off to
The vacancy was filled by Steven Frattari .