Jan Keizer (singer)

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Jan Keizer
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Background information
Born (1949-04-03) 3 April 1949 (age 68)
Occupation(s) Singer, composer
Associated acts BZN
Notable instruments

Jan Keizer (born 3 April 1949 in Volendam) is a Dutch singer and composer, best known as one of the singers of the popband BZN.


Keizer began his career in music as a drummer with the band Empty Hearts, which he renamed the Q-tips two years later, after the main guitar player left, and turned it into a close-harmony band. In 1974, Keizer joined BZN to replace their drummer, Jaap Sombroek. When the band's lead singer, Jan Veerman, left later that year Keizer replaced him.[1]

In 2000, Keizer started his first French language solo album. Two more solo albums followed. Together with Jan Tuijp and Jack Veerman he owns a production company: JJJ Productions.

In 2007, he disbanded BZN.[2] In 2008, he released another solo album Give me your smile.[2] His sixth solo album Chords of Life was released in 2009.[3]

In January 2010, he was on the jury for the TROS singing competition Sterren.nl Academy.[3]


  1. ^ "Jan Keizer" (in Dutch). Oneindig Noord-Holland. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Jan Keizer teleurgesteld over albumverkoop ('Jan Keizer disappointed with album sales')". Trouw (in Dutch). De Persgroep Nederland. 26 March 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Dagelijks praatprogramma met in het weekend veel aandacht voor uitgaanstips ('Daily talk show with nightlife tips at the weekend')". RTV Oost. 26 December 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 

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