On this page you will find links to exclusive interviews and galleries of events by with SmoothJazz Europe artists.


SmoothJazz Europe presents: Dave Koz

After years of hard work, it finally happened: Inge Wenzel of SmoothJazz Europe managed to get Dave Koz to the Netherlands for his very first performance over here!

In the great North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam, Dave gave on October 8th, 2016, an outstanding concert (DK quality), accompanied by his UK band: The UK Collective.
And to top it all, Dave's friend Candy Dulfer also made a guest appearance!

Here you find some great video excerpts from this unique concert. Click here for the excerpts


SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Cafe, video excerpts from 2015 and 2016

In 2015 SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Cafe has been a great succes again and it is continuing in 2016.

More and more fans has found their way to Hengelo where the performances and musicians are great.
Several international and Dutch artists have performed already.

Here you find some great video excerpts from some last performances. Click here for the excerpts


Picture by Marijn Eland
SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Café, April 17th, 2014

The Dutch fusion band Seraph entered the stage of the SmoothJazz Europe´s JazzRock Café of April, 2014. This band was amazing with their own songs, influenced by the greats like Spyro Gyra, Mike Stern, Yellowjackets, Koinonia, etc.
Again, SmoothJazz Europe, Poppodium Metropool and radioprogram Jazzmeeting organized a fantastic edition of the JazzRock Cafe.
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SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Café, February 20th, 2014

This edition of the JazzRock Café had the great Tizer Trio from LA (USA) with Lao Tizer (keys), Rufus Philpot (bass) and Raul Pineda (drums) with their fantastic world fusion.
This performance of Tizer Trio was the only Dutch gig during their first European tour. SmoothJazz Europe, Poppodium Metropool and radioprogram Jazzmeeting were very proud to have these wonderful musicians!
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SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Café, January 17th, 2014

The first JazzRock Café of 2014, SmoothJazz Europe organized in collaboration with venue Poppodium Metropool and radioprogram Jazzmeeting was held on January 17th, 2014.
Fusion Night with Dutch Funk-Latin-Jazz band Fuladja.
Besides Fuladja, DJ Paul hit the turntables with his fantastic Soul Jazzrock of the 80's.
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©Renaldo Markus - www.fotomarkus.nl
SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Café, October 24th, 2013

Chieli Minucci, from the JazzRock Fusion band Special EFX, (NY, USA) returned to the Netherlands for a small tour, playing with amazing Dutch sidemen. He had USA saxplayer Erly Thorton as special guest. Erly was the first guest of the JazzRock Cafe ever, and therefore very excited to return again, playing along with Chieli!
In SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Cafe, Chieli was besides Erly Thornton accompanied by musicians from the local conservatory, ArTez: Raymond Jansen (dr), Erno Klijzing (bs) and John Hondorp (ks).
Co-organizers of the JazzRock Cafe were Poppodium Metropool and radioprogram Jazzmeeting.
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SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Café, April 5th, 2013

The second JazzRock Café, SmoothJazz Europe organized in collaboration with venue Poppodium Metropool and radioprogram Jazzmeeting was held on September 13th, 2013. This time the theme was "80's Funk Disco Soul".
As main artists, L'dia on Bass and Dillon Lewis "Fonked" the stage! And with the help of DJ Paul, the JazzRock Café turned into a groovin' Funk scene!.
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SmoothJazz Europe's JazzRock Café, April 5th, 2013

SmoothJazz Europe organized in collaboration with venue Poppodium Metropool and radioprogram Jazzmeeting the first "JazzRock Café". Headliner was USA saxophonist Erly Thornton. Besides him, DJ Ed rocked the house with his smooth and soulful music.
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Susan Jane, November 4th, 2012

Dutch singer-songwriter Susan Jane held her CD releaseparty for "Clarity Of Mind" in a small nice club in Amsterdam. SmoothJazz Europe visited this releaseparty, made some videofootage and above all...we had a good time!

A couple of months later, we had the opportunity to interview Susan (using Skype) and we spoke about her cd, her inspiration, the way she writes songs etc.
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Brian Hughes - Jazz Club Minden (D), November 24th, 2012

Brian Hughes toured in Europe during the last week of November, 2012. We visited him on his last night, in the very nice Jazzclub Minden (D) where we spoke with Brian before the soundcheck in the very small dressingroom!
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©Walter Goyen - www.h4p.com
Mezzoforte - Metropool (NL), October 10th, 2012

Mezzoforte returned to Metropool (NL) after the successful SmoothJazz Europe event a year before. This time, they toured in Europe with their "Islands Tour", named after their newest cd "Islands". Metropool was the only NL venue during that tour.
SmoothJazz Europe helped arranging this concert and of course, our photographer shot a lot of great pictures!
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Tuck & Patti - Metropool (NL), May 18th, 2012

Tuck & Patti toured around Europe and had a great performance in Metropool - Hengelo (NL). SmoothJazz Europe had the chance to interview this amazing jazz duo right after their soundcheck. This opportunity and their performance was really something special!
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©Walter Goyen - www.h4p.com
Jeff Lorber Fusion - December 8th, 2011

Jeff Lorber Fusion returned to Europe for the 2011 Winter Tour. He performed in the Boerderij Zoetermeer (NL) on December 8th, accompanied by Eric Marienthal (sax), Jimmy Haslip (bass) and Gary Novak (drums).
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©Walter Goyen - www.h4p.com
Fourplay - Boerderij Zoetermeer (NL), November 6th, 2011

#1 Jazzgroup Fourplay performed in the Boerderij - Zoetermeer (NL) during their European tour. SmoothJazz Europe was given the chance to have an interview with them, right after the soundcheck. It was a fantastic night, interview and performance!
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©Walter Goyen - www.h4p.com
Chieli Minucci & Special EFX - November 4th, 2011

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX performed in Metropool Hengelo (NL) during a short European tour. This New York based jazzfusion band celebrates their 25th anniversary in 2011. Supported by Dutch percussionist Martin Verdonk, Special EFX gave a fantastic performance!
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Picture by Anouk Davidse
Mezzoforte & L´dia On Bass - September 24th, 2011

On September 24th, 2011, SmoothJazz Europe held their second big musical event: Mezzoforte, live in Metropool Hengelo (NL). The concert was amazing, the venue was packed and the people loved it! But not only Mezzoforte did the job, support act L'dia On Bass gave a great solo performance with her unbelievable funky bass and her soulful voice!
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Jonathan Fritzen - visit to Stockholm, July 26th, 2011

SmoothJazz Europe visited Stockholm and by no coincidence, Swedish smoothjazz talented keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen gave a tour around his hometown and had time for an nice interview.
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Larry Carlton - Metropool Hengelo, The Netherlands, May 05, 2011

Larry Carlton toured in Europe in May with his trio. SmoothJazz Europe sat down with this contemporary jazz guitar giant before the show and talked about his career.
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©Walter Goyen - www.h4p.com
Richard Smith - April 10th, 2011

April 10th, 2011 was the first Jazz & Dine, with USA guitarplayer Richard Smith. After a short clubtour in The Netherlands, Richard held his grand finale in the Kulturhus Holten. Backed up by Dutch/Italian sidemen Sietse Huisman (drums), Daniele Labbate (bass) and Tico Pierhagen (keyboards), this concert was a great succes. Richard played some of his greatest songs from his albums as a lead-artist by which he succeeded in entertaining and moving the audience. Served with tasteful drinks and food, they loved it!
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Michael Dowdle - Hoftheater Raalte, The Netherlands, November 6, 2010

Michael Dowdle performed in November in The Netherlands with a Dutch band of sidemen. Before hitting the stage of Hoftheater Raalte (NL), SmoothJazz Europe had a nice chat with this outstanding guitarplayer.
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Lee Ritenour - Metropool Hengelo, The Netherlands, November 2, 2010

Lee Ritenour toured November in Europe with Patrice Rushen, Melvin Davis and Sonny Emory. Before his show on Nov 2th in Metropool Hengelo (NL), SmoothJazz Europe had the chance to interview this guitar legend.
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©Walter Goyen - www.h4p.com
Bob Baldwin, Tom Braxton, Chieli Minucci - September 25th, 2010

September 25th, 2010, was the first time SmoothJazz Europe held their own and first event: USA contemporary jazz giants Bob Baldwin, Tom Braxton, Chieli Minucci. Backup up by Dutch/Italian musicians Sietse Huisman (drums), Daniele Labbate (bass) and Martin Verdonk (percussion), these three USA musicians played for the first time together! With a fantastic compilation of their own solo songs, they gave the people a super great piece of live Smooth Jazz!
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Tom Braxton - Clubtour The Netherlands, April 2010

SmoothJazz Europe organized their first clubtour in The Netherlands with Tom Braxton. Between March 31st and April 4th, 2010, Tom toured in The Netherlands with a Dutch backup band. SmoothJazz Europe interviewed Tom before the last show in Groningen on April 4th.
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Jimmy Hasplip, Tone Moore - December 5th 2009, Minden (D)

Jeff Lorber toured with Eric Marienthal, Jimmy Haslip and Tony Moore in Europe, November and December 2009. On December 5th, SmoothJazz Europe spoke with Jeff, Eric and Jimmy in Minden (D) after their final perfomance of this tour.
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Tower of Power - November 20th 2009, Gronau (D)

Tower of Power toured around Europe in November and performed in Gronau (D) on the 20th. SmoothJazz Europe spoke with Emilio Castillo, David Garibaldi and Stephen "Doc" Kupka after the soundcheck for the show.
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Mark Harper w/Tower of Power - November 20th 2009, Gronau (D)

Mark Harper toured with Tower of Power around Europe in November and performed in Gronau (D) on the 20th. SmoothJazz Europe spoke with Mark before the soundcheck of the show.
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Picture by Inge Wenzel
Peter White, Jaared and Gregg Karukas - November 7th 2009, London

Peter White, Jaared and Gregg Karukas performed at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. SmoothJazz Europe had an interview with them on the first Saturday of the tour, just before the 7.30 PM show.
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Picture by Marijn Eland
Bob Baldwin, Michael Lington and Steve Oliver - September 12th 2009, London

Bob Baldwin, Michael Lington and Steve Oliver performed at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. SmoothJazz Europe had an interview with them on the last night of their tour, just before the last two performances.
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Richard Smith - June 25th, 2009, Hengelo (NL)

Richard Smith toured during June 2009 in The Netherlands and United Kingdom with a Dutch band. Before his show at Café De Cactus at Hengelo (NL), SmoothJazz Europe had an interview with him.
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Dave Koz, Brian Simpson and Nick Colionne - May 9th 2009, London

Dave Koz, Brian Simpson and Nick Colionne performed at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. SmoothJazz Europe had an interview with them just before their show.
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Mezzoforte - March 27th 2009, Bergheim (D)

Mezzoforte performed at the Erftcoast Festival 2009 at Bergheim, Germany. SmoothJazz Europe had an interview with Eythor Gunnarsson and Johann Asmundsson after their show.
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