AMSTERDAM CONNECTION…. Music With More than Love
Amsterdam Connection (NL) is comprised of two passionate, highly-talented, well-respected musicians: Tim Welvaars (jazz harmonica & piano) and Naomi Adriaansz who plays the sax.
Together they spread harmony and love creating their unique jazz sound: a skillful, progressive fusion of dark tenor sax and joyful harmonica. Their trade mark!
Amsterdam Connection offers a diverse repertoire, consisting of soulful smooth jazz, as well as groovy funk, happy jazz, danceable swing, ‘sultry’ bossa and swinging rock ‘n roll. Some with vocals, but mainly you can absorb the warmth of their unique instrumental sound.
With their smooth soulful jazz sound Naomi and Tim have achieved considerable attention and success, since they originally met and formed the duo, in 2014.
Over the past 5 years, Naomi and Tim have travelled extensively and performed with a host of smooth jazz musicians and recording stars at national and international shows. Artists like bassist Nathan East, guitarist/producer Paul Brown, keyboardist David Garfield, bassist Roberto Vally, vocalist Sandra Booker, drummer Gerry Brown and many others. These valued connections have gained them both respect and acceptance in the music industry.
Radio release new single ‘Summer Flow’
Amsterdam Connection has also been active with their recording initiatives. On March 25th of 2019, the popular jazz twosome will release their newest single ‘Summer Flow’.
In February 2017, they produced a beautiful tribute album, ‘Isn’t She Lovely‘, to legendary soul artist Stevie Wonder. The album features 10 Wonder classics, which were all given their own very soulful, smooth jazz treatment. The album was high on the Jazz Album Top 50 charts and its single ‘Creepin’, placed in the Smooth Jazz Top 100 for several months.
This breakout album, which was produced by multi-Grammy Award winning producer Paul Brown, featured some of the best American musicians in contemporary smooth jazz, including legendary bassist Nathan East and jazz fusion guitarist Marc Antoine.
The album gave Amsterdam Connection great exposure on the international smooth jazz scene, and generated high awareness with new audiences.
The group has made appearances at jazz clubs, music bars and smooth jazz festivals internationally. They’ve played in France, Belgium, Mallorca, Spain, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong and Thailand. In addition, they have joined musical friends on stage in clubs and at parties in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, New York and New Orleans, during recent trips to America.
The future continues to shine brightly for this talented team… and their Amsterdam Connection fame spreads far and wide, as they entertain audiences around the globe.