Jared Janzen is a performer, teacher, songwriter, and studio musician from Fort Collins, Colorado. His main style emphasis is contemporary finger style guitar with singing, blending traditional genres such as folk, r&b, and rock into one.
Influences include Andy Mckee, Michael Hedges, James Taylor, Ray LaMontagne and much more. He plays in Blue Taboo, and also collaborates with several artists in the Fort Collins and Boston, MA areas. In spring of 2015, he released a solo EP titled “Truth”, and in spring of 2017, he released a single, “Magnets”. His latest single is “Crystal Stones”, released spring of 2019. Jared is currently working on a full length album. His band, Blue Taboo, also recently released their second album, “Oceans Rust/Morning Fog”. Jared has performed at many venues throughout his musical career, has been teaching private guitar and vocal lessons for 6 years, teaches workshops on fingerstyle guitar, and has 7 years of studio experience. Jared is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and will be graduating this May, 2020.