Olaf Jackwert, guitarist and guitar tutor at his own Guitar School Jackwert in Braunschweig and Peine is one of the most accomplished guitar player in Germany.
He released several CDs including his solo-project “JACKwert” as well as the Guitar Duo CD "A Psychoaccoustic Adventure" and worked on several productions as a studio guitar player.
Olaf Jackwert played with / learnd from musical greats as:
- Paul Gilbert
- John Petrucci
- Andy Timmons
- Scott Henderson
- Bruce Bouillet
- Christophe Godin
- Keith Wyatt
- Paul Hanson
He played in many bands with various
styles and did many workshops for:
- Ibanez - Guitars
- Ovation - Guitars
- Takamine - Guitars
Professional guitar player and guitar tutor
After having graduated at the Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T) he returned to Germany and he founded the Guitar School Jackwert. By now you can find the Guitar School Jackwert in Braunschweig and Peine.
Early musical career
His passion for music started early, but not as expected with the guitar but with the piano and the organ. Even with 8 years Olaf practiced regularly at the keyboard instruments, but with dwindling enthusiasm.
Once he saw the acoustic guitar of a friend next door his musicial interests were clear: he bought his first acoustic guitar and listened to everything including guitar. Bands like Kiss, Bap, Iron Maiden and later on Van Halen influenced his initial guitar playing tremendously.
At the age of 14 he made his first experiences in his first band which was more punkrock orientated at this time. This phase was soon over and Olaf founded a band more rock/pop orientated.
He played in an guitar duo and practised enormously, Olaf began his studies at the Universität Hildesheim.
Ever since he wanted to study at the legendary Guitar Institute Of Technology (G.I.T) in Los Angeles which he decided to do in 1994.
He loves to modify his guitars:
Electronics, neckshaping, fretting and other disturbing elements are modified by him to meet his demands on guitars.
You can see some pictures of different works in the modding photo section.
Olaf Jackwert publications
Olaf Jackwerts solo CD "JACKwert"
Olaf Jackwerts duo CD "A Psychoaccoustic Adventure"
Order Olaf Jackwerts solo CD "JACKwert" and Olaf Jackwerts
duo CD "A Psychoaccoustic Adventure"
by sending an email.
You can find the Guitar School Jackwert
at the following music stores: