Jazzy Derk has been playing the piano since he was five years old. As an auto-didact pianist he has developed a keen ear for blues, funk and jazz piano playing.
Since 20 years, with many talented artists, Jazzy Derk knows how to create synchonicity with background music performances during events, which is key to a great night for everybody.
Jazzy Derk started working with DJs around 1996/1997. Together with DJ Mr Melle and famous tenorsax player Hans Dulfer a formation unfolded, called Future Groove Express, a collective of djs, live artists and producers.
This formation has been succesfull on many dance events, club venues, jazz festivals, corporate events and private parties in and around the Netherlands.
In 2001 FGE had their first single release on Spinnin' Recordscalled 'Thru tha Roof'. The track reached the US billboard charts nr 7. Along the way Jazzy Derk composed tracks for many labels such as Hardsoul, Defected, Soulfuric, Hed Kandiand many other labels. The track Back Together, composed with Hardsoul and Ron Carroll reached international succes and was voted nr 1 soulful house track of the year two times.
Presenting the DJ Live concept from the beginning has innitiated many other new artists in the industry to engage DJ live concepts as well.
FGE has been focussing many years on performing for corporate events so around these years, not many video's or news updates have been released due to the closed character CP's have.
With amazing productions for clients such as Cartier / Porsche/ KSwiss / Sofitel the Grand / BMW / ID&T / Hotels of Orange/ Eden City Hotels / Endemol / Grey advertising / BOOKING / IDTV / Price Waterhouse Coopers / So Frank / Prescan / Doeksen Transport / Burgess / Lurssen / Allen & Overy LLP / Abn Amro / Rabo Bank Real Estate / ING / ITB / B4-IT / Kroonenberg Groep / Adrenalina / La Vanguardia, and many others some remarkable productions have been produced.
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