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Jan Akkerman releases new video for Don Giovani

Jan Akkerman
(Image credit: Mascot Label Group)

Jan Akkerman has released a new video for Don Giovani, his take on Mozart's famous opera, which is taken from Akkerman's forthcoming new album Close Beauty which is released through Mascot Label Group on October 25. You can watch the whole video below.

Beside it being a famous opera by Mozart, Giovanni is Jan Akkerman's first name translated to Italian, Don stands for Sir in English (Jan was knighted by the Queen of The Netherlands), thus Jan is Don Giovanni.

 “My aim is to create beauty in my music which is generally a flexible concept anyway," Akkerman tells Prog. "I like diversity and freedom and try to avoid 2nd hand blues licks, otherwise there’s too much of the same thing. With Don Giovanni, it triggered the idea that: he could make a statue cry”.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.