Born and raised in Hannover, Germany, Jan started drumming at the age of 12. His first musical influences were Nirvana and The Beatles, which formed the base for his powerful, yet always song oriented playing. He was soon recognized by the local music scene and joined the rockband “Mellow Sirens” for their national debut. At the age of 19 he was already touring Germany, playing high-profile events like "Rock am Ring" and "Hurricane" festival.
I am very proud to endorse the two best companies in drums for rock music and beyond: Paiste cymbals and Ludwig drums. I endorse Paiste for nearly 15 years (since 2000) and Ludwig for 7 years (since 2007).
These two brands are synonym for the birth and sound of rock music in the 60's and stood the test of time. Today these brands still are the first choice in ever studio on this planet. Ludwig drums have the power, rawness and pure tone that makes me feel like home when I am just starting to build up my kit and checking my drums. Paiste cymbals have the clarity, sweetness, power and perfection that fit in every beat that I play perfectly.