Netherlands — The John F. Klaver Band

Matt Schofield has said: "John F. Klaver is one of the most interesting guitarists out of Holland". Klaver is a guitarist, singer, composer and music teacher. He began playing the guitar at the age of eleven, inspired by Gary Moore, Robben Ford and Jimi Hendrix. After graduating for his VWO-diploma he studied in America, attending Stagg Highschool as a "senior" and taking guitar lessons as well as music theory classes at the University of the Pacific. Back in the Netherlands, he was admitted to the conservatory of Amsterdam and received lessons from Jesse van Ruller, Martijn van Iterson and Eef Albers. In 2007 he started his own band, the John F. Klaver Trio, which would later become the John F. Klaver Band. They have played many big festivals such as Moulin Blues and Big Rivers, won numerous Dutch Blues Awards, and featured as support act for musicians like Dana Fuchs, Matt Schofield and Johnny Winter. They are releasing their 4th CD this year.


  • John F. Klaver, guitar, vocals
  • Iris Sigtermans, bass
  • Eric Dillisse, drums
  • Rob Mostert, Hammond B3, vocals


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