Jan Mittendorp

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Born in 1959 and started playing music (guitar) when he was 14. First acoustic blues / jazz / skilffle and later on electric blues and jazz. Started booking his own bands (and others) in 1988 and founded Crossroads blues agency. Since 1993 his main focus was booking European tours for USA blues artists. In 1997 he founded his own record label (Black and Tan Records) combining the tours and releases of the same artists.

Over the years he played guitar and recorded with a.o. Percy Strother, Smokey Wilson , Byther Smith, Burton Gaar, Roy Roberts, Larry Garner, Boo Boo Davis, Erskine Oglesby, Jody Williams, Roscoe Chenier, Clara McDaniel, Billy Jones, Hosea Leavy. With Boo Boo Davis he recorded 10 CD’s and did more then 1000 live shows on European blues & jazz stages (like Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Juan and Peer Bluesfestival).

About ten years ago he changed from regular guitar to baritone guitar developing a personal style by combining bass guitar parts with lead guitar parts . You can hear the result on more then hundred tracks that he recorded since 2008 with a.o. Boo Boo Davis and Tangled Eye. Recently he also re-discovered a lot of jazz standards from his time at Hilversum Conservatorium in the 1980’s. Besides playing with Boo Boo Davis he is also active in these musical projects:

ElectroBluesSociety
A duo project together with Jasper Mortier; they both have a broad musical taste and an open mind. Together they are mixing the old with the new; combining 30+ years of live stage experience (on the European blues/roots stages) with modern technologies (loops, samples), video projection and other musical styles. The musical input ranges from Alan Lomax to Roxy Music and from Led Zeppelin to techno.

miXendorp
Remixing the blues ! Expect no ‚music for the millions’ but an original and eclectic mix of blues, jazz, world, funk, techno and all kind of other great music with a beat. BLUES always had a strong BEAT and was intended to get people to dance; now it can be played again at the hippest modern parties, festival and clubs ..…. and still feel down home.

BLu ACiD
Together with fellow musician / producer Mischa den Haring he joined forces in this production unit. In February 2014 they released their first tracks and April 2014 the first album production: a new BOO BOO DAVIS release (What Kind Of Shit Is This?) After this succesful project (with several sync placements in the USA) they did some more projects and these tracks were released on BLu ACiD Records, a subsidiary label of Black and Tan.

Recently he started releasing tracks under his own name;
– instrumental blues tracks on Instrumental Blues Records
– cover versions of jazz standards on KuvVer Records

He has a deep love for American roots music and with all his musical activities his goal has always been KEEPING LIVING MUSIC ALIVE.

Releases

Baritone Jazz 2 EP / KuvVer Records 2018
Baritone jazz 1 EP / KuvVer Records 2018
St James Infirmary / KuvVer Records 2018
Blues Doodles 2 EP / Instrumental Blues Records 2016
Blues Doodles 2 EP / Instrumental Blues Records 2016
Blues Doodles EP / Instrumental Blues Records 2016
Blue Strings EP / Instrumnetal blues Records 2015
BluGuitar / Instrumental Blues Records 2015
Slide Guitar Blues EP / Instrumental Blues Records 2015
Cigar Box Blues EP / Instrumental Blues Records 2015

Tourdates

datevenuecitycountrywith
5/10/2018tbaIzmirTurkeymiXendorp
6/10/2018Silvavox / PortizimerUrla / IzmirTurkeymiXendorp
18/10/2018Nova Arcada Braga BluesBragaPortugalBoo Boo Davis
23/10/2018Cafe de HipDeventerHollandElectroBluesSociety
24/10/2018TaverneBergenHollandElectroBluesSociety
27/11/2018Cafe de HipDeventerHollandElectroBluesSociety
22/1/2019Cafe de HipDeventerHollandElectroBluesSociety
9/3/2019ku:L @ LausbarOblarnAustriaBoo Boo Davis
15/3/2019Bielefelder JazzclubBielefeldGermanyBoo Boo Davis
17/3/2018CHV NoordkadeVeghelHollandBoo Boo Davis
21/3/2019Blues en Mars 2019WattrelosFranceBoo Boo Davis
23/3/2019Cafe de AmerAmenHollandBoo Boo Davis
24/3/2019FilmhuisZevenaarHollandBoo Boo Davis
27/3/2019De VerwachtingAssendelftHollandBoo Boo Davis
28/3/2019MusikbunkerAachenGermanyBoo Boo Davis
29/3/2019Mojo Music ClubKleinstaastorfAustriaBoo Boo Davis
30/3/2019Internationale JazzwocheBurghausenGermanyBoo Boo Davis
31/3/2019Heilige CornelisRoermondHollandBoo Boo Davis
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Boo Boo Davis/BLu ACiD song used in Canadian movie

If You Ain’t Never Had The Blues by Boo Boo Davis / BLu ACiD (2014) was used in THE RECALL, a Canadian movie produced by Minds Eye Entertainment in association with Bridgegate Pictures.

The Recall is a SciFi thriller about five friends on vacation at a remote lake house where they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.

The film was released on June 2 this year and they used more then two minutes of the song right at the beginning in one of the opening scenes of the movie.

 

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review BLu ACiD In Blues In The South (UK)

BLu Acid – HCN


This is a compilation of six tracks released as singles in 2015 and 2016 by this Dutch duo of vastly experienced guitarist Mischa Den Haring and Black & Tan Records owner/ producer Jan Mittendorp, who decided to carry on working together as BLu ACiD after success with St Louis bluesman Boo Boo Davis. This release is undeniably cutting edge contemporary blues, with a huge sound (listen to grooving ‘Stuck Anyway’ with a monster slide guitar riff), classic soul influences, as the Otis Redding inflected vocal on ‘Silence’ confirms, and the rave styled ‘Things Will Change’. That last title is rather apt for this set – this is the blues for a generation raised on electronic dance music, hip hop, and remix culture. As such, it might not attract much of the traditional blues audience, but my kids actually stopped and listened – and they don’t do that if I play Muddy, BB or Elmore!

Norman Darwen

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new track released on BLu ACiD Records

After the succesfull project with Boo Boo Davis in 2014 BLu ACiD did several other projects and here is one of the results:

BA 513 – BLu ACiD – Stuck Anyway

This track will be released digital only and from today available on all major download and streaming platforms (like itunes and spotify):

BA 513

BLu ACiD Records

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Mischa den Haring and Jan Mittendorp; two Dutch musicians/producers joined forces in this new production unit. Both of them have more then 25 years of live stage experience and they combine that with 2014 recording and production techniques. Like moonshine, the music was slow brewed in seclusion during all-night-and-day marathons attended only by the two members and the ghosts of the past, who were eager to have their voices echo into the modern world. Preserving the power and originality of american roots music but at the same time not excluding influences from any other musical styles nor any technology that is available today. In February 2014 they released their first tracks on Black and Tan Records and April 2014 their first album production: a new BOO BOO DAVIS release (What Kind Of Shit Is This?) After this succesfull project they did several other projects and new tracks will be released regularly. The tracks are available at all stream and download sites and below you find a list of releases with the corresponding links to itunes and spotify.

Releases

 Titleyearitunesspotify
No Time2017itunesspotify
ba-519Gallows Tree2016itunesspotify
BA 518Georgia2016itunesspotify
BA 517Keep It Burning2016itunesspotify
artwork BA 516Silence2016itunesspotify
BA 515Things Will Change2016itunesspotify
artwork BA 514Caveman2016itunesspotify
BA 513Stuck Anyway2016itunesspotify
BA 512Can't Stand It2016itunesspotify
BA 511Money2016itunesspotify
BA 510Dust On A Wire2015itunesspotify
The First Tracks2016itunesspotify