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My Biography

Jan Sturiale, Guitar Player, Artist


Jan is an indipendent musician, composer and performing artist.

Jan Sturiale is not easily categorized, since his playing is a creative blend of styles. Jan has performed, toured and recorded with some of the most respected names in the industry. These include: Hiram Bullock, Bob Reynolds, Janek Gwizdala, Vardan Ovsepian, Damian Erskine, Ziv Ravitz, Dean Brown, Tatiana Parra,and many others.

Jan performs on handcrafted guitars made by Victor Baker, Bill Conlkin and Rick Canton.

In September of 2014, Jan released his second album, Electric Water. Recorded in Los Angeles and engineered in New York by John Davis from “Nerve”, the new album features Jan Sturiale, Bob Reynolds, Vardan Ovsepian, Damian Erskine, Chaun Horton and also showcases Tatiana Parra on three titles.

Jan performed in some of the best New York Jazz venue such as "The Bar Next Door", "Shape Shifter Lab", "Why Not Jazz Room" aming others and toured theatres and clubs in Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, France as a sideman and as a leader.

In 2016 Jan recorded his latest record in New York that features Audun Waage, Marko Churnchetz, Joe Sanders and Ziv Ravitz. The new recorded will be soon mixed and released on summer 2016.

Jan studied classical guitar from age 9. He attended the prestigious Conservatory of Udine and later the Conservatory of Trieste in the jazz department. Jan received the Gary Burton Scholarship from Berklee College of Music to master his studies.

  • Bachelor in Classical Guitar at Conservatory of Udine - ITALY
  • Master Degree in Jazz Performance at Conservatory of Trieste - ITALY
  • Gary Burton Scholarship Berklee College of Music - Boston - USA
  • Kenny Wheeler Masterclass - ITALY
  • Umbria Jazz Masterclass - ITALY
  • Italy
 International Summer Masterclass of Siena Jazz -  ITALY
During his time in USA Jan had the opportunity to sudy privately with Tim Miller, Ben Monder, Mick Goodrick, Sid Jacobs among others.

If you are interested in taking lessons with Jan, please send us an email at info@jansturiale.com and we will get back to you as quickly as possible