JAZZY DERK JAZZ DUO

On this video the collaboration between contrabass player Thomas Pol and pianist Jazzy Derk is well showcased. In this snippet they improvise a variation on the famous jazz classic Summertime

This Jazz duo embraces great skills to tap into each others groove or bounce which raises the “swing-level” of their performances to great hights.

Jazzy Derk ft Thomas Pol , to be continued in 2019 for sure!

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JAZZY DERK FT LORREN RETTICH

Lorren Rettich is a talented young jazz vocaliste who can take on the moment to feel where the music is leading. With her fine skills for improvisation she is a true asset for the concept at the moment and a joy to perform with.

Looking forward to our next performances @ Kitchen and Bar van Rijn in december and the Ney Year’s Eve night at van Rijn and @ Tenclub, the secret chambers of Versailles party. Tickets for these parties are available at the moment, but will be sold out soon.

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JAZZY DERK JAZZ TRIO

Having listened at a young age to many hours of Oscar Peterson , Monty Alexander, Errol Garner, playing blues and jazz tracks on lot’s of beautiful vinyl tracks, Jazzy Derk has auto-didactly recorded many of these maestro’s style in his hearing. 

Including 8 years of private lessons by Dutch piano jazz legend Rob Agerbeek, has given lot’s of leverage to his style of playing.

It is not so much about great technical jazz skills, but more in the timing and feel of playing the piano which makes Jazzy Derk a very pleasant pianist to work with.

In this video the Oscar Peterson blues-feel is to be noticed so please enjoy. When you book Jazzy Derk as a pianist with his Jazz duo you can be sure you will get a vibes like this during your event. Enjoy the music.

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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.

Enjoy the video. For more information contact us.


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.

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