Alejandro Sanz, Charlie Puth, Shakira, Jennifer Hudson, Frank Ocean, Corinne Bailey Rae…these are just some of the names associated with guitarist/producer Jan Ozveren.
While living in London he joined the touring band for urban producer Nitin Sawhney in 2003. After a run of festival dates with virtuoso percussionist Trilok Gurtu, he formed the touring band for multi-platinum artist Corinne Bailey Rae. He appeared on every recording and promo slot with her until late 2007, including a set with John Legend at ‘Live Earth’ Wembley Stadium. He then toured Europe with electronica diva Róisín Murphy until the following year when he relocated to Los Angeles.
In 2009, Jan was called to join Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz on his ‘Paraíso’ World Tour. The band appeared with Alicia Keys at The Latin Grammys and stayed on the road until mid 2011, performing to over 900,000 fans. In the latin music genre, he has recorded full albums with Niña Pastori, Vanesa Martín, India Martinez, Kiko and Shara and Andrés Suárez.
He has since toured globally with Shakira, Jennifer Hudson, Charlie Puth, Frank Ocean, Iggy Azalea, Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger, JessieJ and Tamar Braxton, among many others. While serving as guitarist for these artists he has earned numerous TV credits, appearing twice on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ a total of four times.
In addition to his busy touring schedule, Jan is working on future projects and guitar sessions at his studio in Silverlake. He is one half of the indie songwriter duo PublicART with Stevvi Alexander. The EP ‘Kites’ is available now on iTunes and all other digital platforms.