Jan Sturiale, born in Italy, has had his early attraction to guitar at a very early age. He was exposed and influenced by a variety of music genres. He’s 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 including Hiram Bullock • Bob Reynolds • Jure Pukl • Dean Brown • Vardan Ovsepian • Damian Erskine • Stef Burns • J Kyle Gregory • Chaun Duprè Horton • Tatiana Parra • Ziv Ravitz • Marco Panascia • Janek Gwizdala • Joe Sanders • Audun Waage • Colin Stranahan • Marko Churnchetz • Sam Minaie • Lawrence Leathers and many others.
“Jan Sturiale is part of the unconventional group of jazz musicians that mix the tradition of creative jazz language with the spirit of rock music and a classical background. His ability to translate his varied musical influences into a coherent jazz language gives his compositions a distinctive character ” – Jazz In Europe
“Jan is a complex individual, a piercing intellect coupled with a depth of feeling. These characteristics are manifested equally in his music. His warmth and profound emotion permeate his music, which is filled with personality and diversity of mood.” – Vardan Ovsepian, Pianist
“Jan is an excellent musician. He actively performs, writes and teaches music at a high level. He displays excellent technique on the guitar. He is also a prolific composer . On a personal level, Jan is a warm and sincere individual. I consider him to be the ideal peer to musicians in the professional world. He is easy to work with and highly professional.” – Tim Miller, Guitarist