Naomi “Smile” Adriaansz
Naomi is a frequently asked, (inter)nationally featured, musician, playing jazz as well as blues, funk and pop music. She’s shared the stage with some of the best jazz and blues artists in Holland and the United States, like Candy Dulfer, Leroy Jones (USA, Harry Conick Bigband), T.K. Blue (USA, Randy Weston African Rhtyhm Sextet), Paul Brown (USA, Luther Vandross, Al Jarreau, Joe Cocker), Roberto Vally (USA, Spyro Gyra, Randy Crawford), Chazzy Green (USA, Brothers Johnson, Johnny Guitar Watson), Bruce James and Bella Black (USA, James and Black Soultet).
Naomi has been a band leader for several groups, like her own NA Jazz Trio/Quartet/Quintet. She’s joined bands like James & Black Soultet, tiny bigband BOSCO and the entertainment quartet Board of Directors. She has also played several years in one of the biggest entertainment parks in Europe.
Nowadays she is playing mainly with Amsterdam Connection.
Naomi is an appreciated organizer as well. She’s been organizing an educational jazz program for primary school pupils and a jazz fest in Breda (NL).
T.K. Blue :
“Naomi is an extraordinary musician of the highest caliber. I had the honor and pleasure of working with her in Holland during May 2014, in a band called “T.K. Blue and Nazz Jazz” which made some wonderful concerts. Her execution on the saxophone is top-notch laced with melodically inventiveness and spiced with deep soul!! The maturity of Naomi’s sound belies her youthfulness. I look forward with great anticipation to the next opportunity to hear Naaaz perform and more importantly to perform with her”
T.K. Blue is educator, international performing and recording artist with such jazz icons as Dizzy Gillespie,Pharoah Sanders, Randy Weston, Jimmy Scott, Chico Hamilton, Bobby McFerrin etc. Please see www.tkblue.com
Website : www.naomi-adriaansz.nl