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), Chazzy Green (USA, Brothers Johnson, Johnny Guitar Watson), Bruce James and Bella Black (USA, James and Black Soultet), Eddie C, Frits Landesbergen, Rinus Groeneveld, Erik Kooger, Boris van der Lek, Bart Kamp etc.
Naomi has been a band leader for several groups, nowadays she’s leading her own NA Jazz Trio and joins the entertainment quartet Board of Directors. She is also playing a few days each month in one of the biggest entertainment parks in Europe.
Naomi is an appreciated organizer as well. She’s been organising an educational jazz program for primary school pupilsand a jazz festival 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