THE PIANIST DJ

On this video the specific skill set of “the pianist dj” can be heared, seen and felt. 

With tailor-made mashup beats the space to play funky keyboard solo’s and pave the way for live artists is being created. 

The idea for this was born in 1996/1997 when Jazzy Derk started working together with DJ Mr Melle and Hans Dulfer. They surely were one of the first innitiators in the Netherlands to start combining jazz musicians alongside DJs.

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BARRERA LEIDEN LIVE

During this performance Jazzy Derk had the honour to play with the talented sax master Tom Beek and Lorrèn Rettich on vocals. 

This trio has so much improvisational power and virtuosity in their performance that the energy was truly rising above the ceiling of this historic building café Barrera on the Rapenburg in Leiden. 

What a great night! For more video’s on this performance feel free to visit our vimeo channel.

Enjoy! 


THE PIANIST DJ FT. TOM BEEK ON SAX

With tenor saxophonist Tom Beek and vocaliste Lorren Rettich this fine Jam session took place in the heart of Leiden

In this particular video snippet you can see how Jazzy Derk filters a loop while playing live keyboards to release the energy of the live musicians before dropping the beat again loud-on.

For information, bookings and different line up possibilities within our DJ Live concept, feel free to contact us.


JAZZY DERK FT CANDY DULFER & MAARTEN HOGENHUIS

Jazzy Derk started playing with Candy Dulfer 10 years ago. Their first performance was a corporate event for Cartier. After this performance the energy between Jazzy Derk and Candy Dulfer was set. 

They played on many events and have created great moments together.

Playing with Candy is an experience, her presence on stage, alongside her energy when she gives it the full green light, is a true blessing and have been one of the most enjoyable moments ever in our history of great events.

In this video Candy Dulfer embraces the raw talent of Maarten Hogenhuis which is considered one of the best saxophone players in the Dutch Jazz scene from his generation for sure. 


JAZZY DERK FT. DIRK VAN DER WAL

With musical brother in arms Dirk van der Wal, Jazzy Derk has performed many times. Together as 2 persons they provide a full band feeling with 4 elements. 

The DJ booth for the beats and baselines (1) with the live keyboards by Jazzy Derk alongside (2) the guitar chords & solo’s (3) plus vocals (4) by Dirk van der Wal.

When these two get together and start jamming the place is too small for the energy they are releasing while playing together. Great stuff!

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ENJOYING PLAYING BLUES PIANO

On this video Jazzy Derk plays an unexpected blues at Rene van Beeck’s pianoshop and concert place on the Westergas area in Amsterdam on a sunny spring day. 

When Rene van Beeck sets an old grand piano outside his shop, unexpected jams start happening in the middle of the day with much appreciation of the audience enjoying a drink on one of the many terraces around this area.

When you look at the joy coming from the eyes from Jazzy Derk while playing a short snippet here one can imagine how much love for this style is embedded into his bluesy style of piano playing.

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ALANKARA & JAZZY DERK LIVE

With Dutch producer Alankara, Jazzy Derk has often released great soulful house tracks on Prana Records and at the moment quite some productions are bound to be released in the near future again! Keep you all informed on that one. 

This video is an overview of the extravagant line ups we can create for our event organisers and their clients. With beats produced in the studio and live mashups on stage with the DJ gear, Alankara and Jazzy Derk know how to create the perfect vibe for live musicians to set their mark on. 

Great stuff, enjoy. For bookings contact us.


CANDY DULFER FT JAZZY DERK - CARTIER EVENT

Around ten years ago Jazzy Derk started working together with Candy Dulfer for corporate events. On many occasions this team has raised the bar to higher levels. 

Playing with Candy Dulfer  in the DJ Live concept, brings artists to higher levels of interaction, energy and music in general. 

What a ”lady of soul” we have with her in the Netherlands and how proud we are to have performed with her so many times!

To be continued! For bookings and informations contact us.


MS MENORCA MOMENTI

Special moments in life surely are when you are a pianist who happens to be on a yacht in the middle of the Mediterranean sea playing a grand piano while cruising the waters along side some of your best friends in life. 

This moment was special in every form and way of experiencing playing the grand piano and needs no more explanation. Enjoy this moment out of normal daily life. 



LIVE FROM THE MUPPET BOOTH II

Jazzy Derk and has built two professional sound studio’s since 2001. The first one was a collaboration with label chief Kees de Koning from Topnotch, who strongly believed in dutch hiphop and promoted artists like De Jeugd van TegenwoordigThe OppositesDef RhymzPostmen, and Extince).

After this building was sold and this studio had to be eliminated, Jazzy Derk built a new studio on a large loft space. The production booth of this studio was called ”the muppet booth” many times. 

On this video Jazzy Derk is test-driving his keyboard skills around a funky beat he just discovered for one of the next live performances coming up.

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