|Amsterdam Connection (Netherlands, The) - group |
Amsterdam Connection is formed by the passionate and qualified musicians Tim ‘Harmony’ Welvaars (jazz harmonica) and Naomi ‘Smile’ Adriaansz (tenor sax). Their main driving forces : filling everyone with harmony and peace, by playing their music 'with more than love'. They have created a remarkable fusion of the dark tenor sax and the joyful harmonica. Their unique trade mark!
Tim Welvaars was Toots only student and has played and recorded with Stevie Wonder, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Burrell etc.
Naomi is a frequently (inter)nationally featured saxophonist who has shared the stage with jazz and blues artists like Paul Brown, Candy Dulfer and Leroy Jones.
Amsterdam Connection has just finished the recording of their new upcoming album, called "Isn't She Lovely", produced by multi-Grammy Award winning Paul Brown in Los Angeles. A full album of 10 instrumental Stevie Wonder songs, in a very soulful smooth jazz sound.
It features some of the best American musicians of the scene, including bass legend Nathan East, smooth jazz guitarist Paul Brown, jazz fusion guitarist Marc Antoine and Jessy J on flute.