It has been busy during ADE 2019 with some amazing musical highlights. When all the DJs, Producers, Record Label chiefs, A&R’s etc of the Electronic Dance World gather in Amsterdam for the annual ADE event the city is jammed with topnotch events.

The schedule for this month is also nice, playing for the sports brand Under Armour, performing on the Steinway grand piano at the Sohohouse Amsterdam, jazzing it up at Nick Vollebregt in Laren with my jazzy duo act.

Coming up: a private party in The Haque’s unique location Mama Kelly, the weekly Saturdaynightlive show’s at Kitchen & Bar van Rijn located on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam and some live jazz gigs in- and around town with some of my fav Contrabass players.

Naming Contrabass players: this wednesday I will be in the amazing studio of Nando Eweg (soundslikenando) to record baselines with my man Thomas Pol on Contrabass and bassgitar. Looking forward to that one big time. Got some new tracks in the sleeve to get mixed down soon.


Do you know the famous Jazz café & restaurant Nick Vollebregt in Laren? A question most people answer with “off course!”.  At this well known establishment were basicly all the great jazz legends whom ever visited Holland in the last 40 years have played, we present a weekly random jazz session with live piano in solo and duo formations.

Accompanied by Dutch finest contrabass players, such as Thomas Pol, Tobias Nijboer, Cas Jiskoot, Dave Breidenbach and other amazing jazz artists such as Jessyhaymusic, Michiel Varekamp, Phaedra Kwant, pianist Bas van Lier and myself present live Jazz at Nick Vollebregt.

Mostly on friday nights we can be found here, for specific play dates please inform us by email. The ambience of this place and mostly the wall of fame spirit which houses here is a true joy to experience while enjoying a dinner by chef Robert Zuiderhoudt and Vollebregt’s right hand and outstanding ”sommelier” Mathy. For info and reservations feel free to inquire your booking.


On fridaynights we always host our random jazz night @ Nick Vollebregt with piano solo acts by Bas van Lier or Jazzy Derk,  also jazz duo settings with our favourite contrabass players or other fine artists we perform with. For those of you living around the Laren area feel free to enjoy your friday night @ Vollebregt with live jazz music.

On the picture above I’m having fun with former music publisher / label boss Eelko van Kooten and record label chief Tony van de Berkt. Rapping at the bar after my piano performance. Besides having a nice dinner in the restaurant people are also welcome to spin by after dinner time for a drink at the café area where the piano actually stands!


With the Jazzy Derk jazz formation we can open up your party, nothing more relaxed for your guests to walk into the party with some smooth live jazz sounds in the background.  

DJ booth ready to go! But first: some Jazzy tunes with the Nordstage piano, contrabass and brushed drums to set the mood. 

This tailor made option is a great choice for your event and we would love to introduce you to our groove & swing.

After some nice jazz sets, the DJ booth comes to live, with the Nordstage3 piano alongside. With our own equipment powered by NORDSTAGE NL we can set the bar for high quality definition sound to it’s best standards. Check out the pianist dj’s action on the next movie here.

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After the Mayor Manor Tenclub has reached it’s complete renovation in the last years it was a good momentum to invite the event industry people and the private clients to show the full range of this outstanding location in Amsterdam. A secret pearl it is, available on request for corporate- and private events. Also the Tenclub hosts a cluster of events which are inspired by the fascination of her members with stunning entertainment or evolving discussion nights to dive deeper into the inner core of what it is that inspires us most in life. 

With extraordinairy dress code party’s inspired by the past decades the Tenclub is a unique location in Amsterdam to enlighten your clients or guests with an unforgettable night as if there where taken back in time to experience the senses of the past. 

For more information please feel free to inquire specs at the website -> www.privatemansions.org

As always it is a pleasure to play on the antique Erard Grand Piano from 1890 and to bring the people to the private club downstairs with VOID sound system and even more hidden surprises such as a coper cocktail bar and a coper bathhouse with 2 tubs by 3 to 2 meters and a hamam steamer. Want to discover more? Be our guest.

Jazzy Derk the resident jazz pianist @ Tenclub AMS testing the waters on the Erard Grand Piano before showtime.

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Performing live with Candy is such a joy! When she enters the stage an extra layer of energy rises up. With her experience and skills she always lifts the place up. This performance at the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam was for a group of invitees only but when we would have played this set on a festival outside the crowd would have been dancing their tits off.

For inquiries on our DJ live format feat Candy Dulfer please contact us.


With a wide range artist poule consisting off well known established artists as well as young talents, Jazzy Derk has been performing with his DJ Live Concept for many years. Highlights are the performances with Candy Dulfer, Berget Lewis or Do for example, but also the first years together with Maarten Hogenhuis and Rob van de Wouw were amazing. Together with patriarch Hans Dulfer the whole thing started by the end of the nineties when Hans and Jazzy met in the famous club Roxy. The trent was set and look how many new artists have come to the field who are performing with combinations of DJ with live musicians. The experience Jazzy Derk has with the DJ live concept has reached over 20 years now and this sound is not due to leave the stage soon. With his live keyboards and melodic mixing he is unique in his own way.

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