Jazzy D (Derk de Koning Gans) 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.
Jazzy D knows how to create synchonicity with background music performances during events, which is key to a great night for everybody.
Jazzy D started working with DJs around 1999. 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 Future Groove Express had their first single release on Spinnin' Recordscalled 'Thru tha Roof'. The track reached the US billboard charts nr 007. Along the way Jazzy D 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. In that way Jazzy D can be seen as an original pioneer with Patrons of Jazz such as Hans & Candy Dulfer.
Future Groove Express focusses on performing for corporate events so 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 in collaboration with many other Entertainment Professionals.
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