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JWO Sharqi Blues & Maghreb Jazz

Dutch guitar player Jan Wouter Oostenrijk (JWO) completed his professional jazz guitar studies at the conservatory of Amsterdam (1994) and got the Gouden Notenkraker award for his contribution to the Dutch live music with Moroccan formation Raïland.
In the past 20 years he became a succesful international artist with his innovating crossovers Sharqi Blues / Maghreb Jazz.
Technically gifted, original, with emotion and sense of adventure , navigating the crosscurrents between guitar-led jazz and North African music.
JWO’s latest experiment involves a vintage ’81 Fender lead guitar with a customized quarter tone fret board which allows him to play oriental maqams. A new album will be released in 2017.


Jan Wouter Oostenrijk - Guitar

Alper Kekec- North African percussion
Salex Abdikader - North African percussion

Marco van den Akker - Bass guitar

Joost Swart - Keyboards

Bas Bouma - Drums



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