Saturday, August 24: 9pm
Neil Jansen is a 23-year-old musician, audio engineer, and teacher from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been performing as a soloist and in groups for 12 years. His musical influences are The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, Radiohead, Frank Sinatra, Styx, Ed Sheeran, Paul Simon, and more.
Neil’s musical journey began when he was very young when he was pushed towards music by various music teachers who saw his potential. After picking up the guitar in middle school and joining a band, Neil’s deep passion for music grew exponentially and he began writing his own songs. He continued through high school, performing in musicals and even becoming a Drum Major in the marching band.
After high school, Neil attended Western Michigan University’s School of Music and earned degrees in both Music Education Education and Multimedia Arts Technology. While at school, Neil produced and recorded his own EP titled, “Truthful Mirror,” writing and playing many of the instruments, himself.