Growing up in the harbour city of Rotterdam, JooZz developed an ‘international’ taste for life at an early age. The mixture of different cultures, races and their visible footprint gave him his first inspiration for loving all facets of rhythm, rhyme and music.
After graduating from high school, he was admitted to the Rotterdam School of Arts, where his musical talents and experience would be further developed. Adding a classical education to his self-learned abilities, he rapidly developed a never ending taste for Jazz.
As a composer, writer, piano artist and sound innovator, JooZz still manages to captivate his world-wide audience with his creative compositions and never ending enthusiasm for playing the right ‘tune’
at the right time. Originals only!
Online jamming is the thing! Download some jams here.
New videos 'One more please' and 'Main manu'.
The 'Main manu' song is named after the French sax player Manu.
After composing this tune I was playing it on Ninjam as Manu logged in and instantly played along. If you'd like to listen to that jam, try this.
Some new tunes, 'Main manu' and a better 'Junky Fay'.
I recently met French guitarist Laurent Karcher, who so generously added his talents to my song 'Mi razón'.
Last month I played in an online jam. One of the musicians made this cool video. Furniture aside, it's dancing time!!
The 25th of july I had the privilege of visiting Willy Sparrow (a.k.a. Al Hofmann), we played & streamed for almost 2 hours. What a fabulous musician!
Being in The Jazz Network feels like coming home actually. I feel very welcome and words can hardly describe my gratitude towards Jaijai Jackson.
I sincerely hope The Jazz Network Worldwide will help me to get in touch with people who can help me realize my recording ambitions.
Since writing music is the next best thing to playing it, I also hope to find a good home for my compositions.
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Like you, I'm always working on something. For now I'm finishing one project and picking up where I left off with a few others. In other word, just loving life. I see you're still adding to your collection of tunes. Keep up the Great work JooZz
I appreciate all the comments. There are a few of these songs that I just look forward to playing this time of year. I go to lounges around town and sit-in just to play my favorites. I only get one month to get it out of my system, So I try to take advantage of it when December comes around. This Christmas is my Favorite; I have not put it up yet. Still Tweeking.
I'm doing well JooZz, and I hope you are too. Still working on a few projects, so I am staying busy. I plan to finish everything by the end of the year. I put another mix of "my kingdom" on my page; the new version doesn't distort as much as the 1st. Check it out and see if it works better for you.
I have heard more about skype, but I still have not found the time to really look into it the way I would like. Still, I want to thank you for the tip.
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.
Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.