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new EP on KuvVer Records

today we released this EP on our new sub label

KR 601 – Jan Mittendorp – Baritone Jazz 1 EP

About ten years ago guitar player Jan Mittendorp changed from regular guitar to baritone guitar. That way he could combine 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, Tangled Eye, BLu ACiD and ElectroBluesSociety.

Recently he also re-discovered a lot of jazz standards from his time at Hilversum Conservatorium in the 1980’s. This is how they sound now on baritone guitar together with some electronic stuff in the back.

Released digital and available on all download and streaming platforms.

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Biography

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
13/10/2019Cafe de HipDeventerHollandElectroBluesSociety
18/10/2019Bock en BluesAlmeloHollandBoo Boo Davis
19/10/2019Kunsthof FriedrichsrodeHelbedundorfGermanyBoo Boo Davis
20/10/2019Cafe GrenzlandBad BrambachGermanyBoo Boo Davis
24/10/2019TorburgKölnGermanyBoo Boo Davis
25/10/2019Tante OlgaRandersDenmarkBoo Boo Davis
26/10/2019MojoCopenhagenDenmarkBoo Boo Davis
27/10/2019Komm Du KulturcafeHamburgGermanyBoo Boo Davis
28/10/2019Missy SippyGentBelgiumBoo Boo Davis
31/10/2019JazzclubPaderbornGermanyBoo Boo Davis
1/11/2019LedeltheaterOostburgHollandBoo Boo Davis
2/11/2019KulturwerkstattHammGermanyBoo Boo Davis
3/11/2019Cafe MokkaThunSwitzerlandBoo Boo Davis
4/11/2019DinzlerIrschenbergGermanyBoo Boo Davis
7/11/2019ListwaarOud-HeverleeBelgiumBoo Boo Davis
10/11/2019Cafe de HipDeventerHollandBoo Boo Davis
11/11/2019Haus EigenWermelskirchenGermanyBoo Boo Davis
14/11/2019The SkiffHilversumHollandBoo Boo Davis
15/11/2019Zaal BerchmansMaastrichtHollandBoo Boo Davis
16/11/2019Bluesfestival TamboerHoogeveenHollandBoo Boo Davis
17/11/2019FilmhuisZevenaarHollandBoo Boo Davis
20/3/2020SpeelplaatsBaarsHollandBoo Boo Davis
27/3/2020Cultuurpodium Van SlagBorgerHollandBoo Boo Davis
28/3/2020Potatoes Blues FestivalLunerayFranceBoo Boo Davis
30/3/2020Muddy's ClubWeinheimGermanyBoo Boo Davis
31/3/2020Das BettFrankfurtGermanyBoo Boo Davis
6/4/2020RockhouseSalzburgAustriaBoo Boo Davis
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review KuvVer Records on SoulAndJazzAndFunk.com

KUVVER RECORDS is a brand new label – a subsidiary of blues specialists Black and Tan Records. The aim of the new imprint is to release new, refreshing cover versions of well-known blues classics… and the tune they’ve chosen for the first release is certainly that – ‘St James Infirmary’.

The artist chosen to present this new take is veteran blues guitarist JAN MITTENDORP and he gives the familiar a fresh, electro instrumental treatment that complements the sadness and despair inherent in the tune and its message.