Jan Schroeder

About me

Hilversum, Netherlands

I'm a french / german guitarist, songwriter and producer living in the Netherlands. I love the use of big atmospheric sounds combined with rootsy acoustic stuff. I also play Mandolin, Bass and Banjo.

Cultural background

  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands

Values

  • Beauty
  • Creativity
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Humor
  • Respect

Project Music

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A Better World

A Better World’ is written with hope and gratitude for the world we have, and also for the potential we have to make a better world. As the lyrics say; ‘Thank you for all that is good, for the hope, that we can build a better world’. The song asks questions as our planet suffers from our actions, asking ‘is there another earth we can escape to?’ The poetic spoken-word part of the song refers to the ‘world between worlds’, where pain and suffering can be transmuted to love and transformation, through courage, gratitude and hope.

  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Pop
  • World
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Electric guitar
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Russian Federation
  • United Kingdom
Treasures

Close your eyes, can you feel the warmth under your feet? Can't you hear the heart of the earth beating into you? There's an energy that's surrounding you, you're a part of the Universe. And if you find the way to see through the mystery of the Creation, the treasure must come to you.

  • African
  • Jazz-Pop
  • R&B / Soul
  • Electric piano
  • Grand piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Drum set
  • Kalimba
  • Cameroon
  • Netherlands
  • United States of America
VIDALA DE LA ESPERA
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  • Creativity Award
  • Album Track

Suddenly everything stopped in infinite silence. Humanity is on pause waiting for its destiny. It is time to make a decision, the wind hides his voice, and nobody hears the music of the spheres. We must be one again: Humanity and Mother Nature. Faith and hope in our sacred music. Faith and hope in our sacred humanity. Beyond our sacred Music, beyond love. This song was composed during the Covid quarantine with these amazing artists and people. Kazakhstan and its millennial voice, Amsterdam, Cuba and South America.

  • Asian
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Singer
  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Argentina
  • Cuba
  • Kazakhstan
  • Netherlands
Begin Again

The song talks about the relationship with our planet and expresses the wish to go back to the start and begin again. Just like a love relationship that has hit a hard time and you wish you could start over and get past the old hurt. 'What will remain when the cold winds blow the leaves away? In the pouring rain. Will we find love, can we begin again?'

  • Jazz
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Double bass
  • Mandolin
  • Bass drum
  • Snare drum
  • Trumpet
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
SPRING

We are living in a unique time that reminds us just how much humanity is depended upon the nature of our planet. We are experiencing a very strange time with a world pandemic, which changed everything for us humans, it turned everything we knew upside down. However nature seams stronger than ever. This song came to me one morning while I was looking through my window at the amazing power of nature's awakening from winter to spring. The colors and sweet sent of blossoming flowers, the buzzing sounds of bees, birds singing and flying about.

  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Double bass
  • Mandolin
  • Sampler
  • Belgium
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
Crescer

This music is born in Africa, it grows in Europe but it carries the global call that today sounds in the voices of children all over the world. Children claiming their own future manifest themselves publicly as adults, demanding of us a greater and deeper reflection on the impacts that each attitude today will have traces tomorrow for everyone. Children who postpone school because they understand that without water school does not make sense. Children who grow up to re-teach us to love and preserve Nature. Girls and boys full of hope.

  • African
  • Early Modal
  • Easy Listening
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • New Age
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Singer
  • Grand piano
  • Guitar
  • Balafon
  • Dhol
  • Malimba
  • Maraca
  • Udu
  • Fula flute
  • Cameroon
  • Portugal
What have we done?...

Anat: This collaboration started from Sasha's beautiful and very expressive music. When I heard it, the main feeling that came up is - repent. We take so many things for granted in our lives, our health, freedom, wellbeing, and sometimes, only when it's taken away we realize that. Our planet is not solely ours, and it seams we have forgotten that we are only guests here, and we cannot use and abuse it without care. I'm hopeful that men & womenkind, will wake up, and start listening to what our planet is trying to tell us.

  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • Singer
  • Grand piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • United States of America
Our Precious Mothers

Sasha: In many Native American cultures, women were viewed as extensions of the Universal Mother and therefore vital to the continuation of their people. They are the people that never gave up on protecting Mother Earth, and treating her with respect. Now it’s our time to learn from them. Theresa: The song, is a song I wrote to honor all mothers who give their children the unconditional love, support and guidance in their lives, as our Grate Mother Earth that continues to provide for us.

  • World
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Harmonica
  • Sampler
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
Save the world

It takes a whole village to raise a child is what they say. Same could be said about this song. After Kate sent the lyrics and initial melody idea to Elly everbody that joined in helped build the song up to the warm, safe place it is now. And this is exactly what the world can be. A place where everbody helps build our grand home up to be the warm, safe place we all deserve.

  • Easy Listening
  • New Age
  • Pop
  • Indie Pop
  • Background vocals
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bell
  • Drum set
  • Vibraphone/ Vibraharp
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • United States of America
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Switzerland

No submissions for project Beyond Music Project Volume 1.