Janfie is Amsterdam Klezmer Band’s clarinet player since 1999. He offers a broad experience in playing klezmer and Balkan music, jazz, pop, world music and he likes to mix up styles. He studied saxophone at the conservatory and picked up the clarinet as soon he started his akb career. He’s been listening to a whole bunch of great musicians like Ivo Papasov, Benny Goodman, Jimi hendrix, Taraf de Haidouks, Naftule Brandwein,Kocani Orkestar, Chuck Berry, Big Jay mc Neely, Wayne Shorter, Perez Prado, Jackson do Pandeiro, Dave Taras, Selim Sesler, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and many more for inspiration.
Janfie teaches clarinet and saxophone for all levels. He likes to help improve your technique, expand your repertoire in a broad musical horizon or to obtain more agility in improvising over balkan, jazz and oriental music. You want to combine klezmer with cumbia? he’s in!
Janfie is also available for band coaching and he ocasionally likes to do workshops.