‘’Hit people in the heart, not the head” – John
John F. Klaver is a Dutch 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, he took private guitar lessons as well as music theory classes at the University of the Pacific in the USA. 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 formation, the John F. Klaver Trio, that would later become the John F. Klaver Band.
The John F. Klaver Band already played at many big festivals, among which Moulin Blues, IBC Memphis, EBC Berlin, Big Rivers and Jazz in Juketown. The band also featured as a support act for musicians like Dana Fuchs, Matt Schofield and Johnny Winter.
John also received the honor of becoming the first and only Dutch guitarist to join the JTC Guitar team. His extensive technical training and teaching skills have already led to numerous bestselling masterclasses on blues soloing both on this platform and in real-live workshops.