The picture of Jan above is from a Beekeeper photo session in 1997. It shows him as I knew him: handsome, intelligent, and always ready to shake things up a little. He was a compassionate trouble maker; both deeply emotional and impishly restless.
The intensity of his intelligence was astounding to be around. There was a seemingly constant sculpting of ideas and connections going on in his head.
Thank you, Jan, for the unique and beautiful intensity you brought to the world in your time here.
Here is a one minute sample of Jan playing drums in a big dumb jam session in 1999.
His friends maintain a blog of remembrances, pictures, and videos at Our Friend Jan.
Please join us for International Day of Jan, a yearly event of music and memorial to benefit Jan's family. Click for more info