Dutch saxophonist and recording artist Naomi Adriaansz launched her solo career in 2019, with an exciting new musical direction and fresh new sound of funky urban soul jazz. Her first single release 'Soul Smile' in January 2019 reached the #1 position with several prestigious online radio networks. With this sudden international success, Naomi looks forward to releasing more original new music in the exciting year ahead.
NEW! It's there! Naomi's new 'Soulstice' EP with 5 energizing instrumental tracks in her funky, urban, electronically infused style. You'll hear influences of Weather Report, Sanborn and others. Get your digital copy here, or click this link for all online platforms.
Naomi, in addition to being an internationally respected saxophonist, has always been a fan of several contemporary music genres, including blues, jazz, funk, R&B, soul, pop and latin music.
Legendary artists like Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, David Sanborn, Ella Fitzgerald, Grover Washington Jr., The Crusaders, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Weather Report, Spyro Gyra, Stevie Wonder and Fourplay, to name a few, have been the inspiration for her personal funky, urban soul sound.
Her first single "Soul Smile" has been a true bright light, performing well on several prestigious smooth jazz music charts, being ranked #1 in the Radio Indie International Network Top 40, on the WJMX Smooth Jazz Boston Global Internet Radio and on the Unisoul Indie Jazz - R&B Station Top10. The song also reached a #1 position in the Radio Indie Alliance Single Top 10 and Single Top 20. Plus it was a "Hot Chart" single pick in the winter issue of Airplay Magazine.
Paul Brown, Grammy Award winning producer & guitarist
I met Naomi while producing Amsterdam Connection. It was immediately clear she had a real love and feel for the tenor sax. As we started recording the music of Stevie Wonder she beautifully adapted her style to fit the project. I expect big things from her in the future.
BANKS RADIO, Australia
One of the highlights of 2019 on Banks Radio Australia! 'Soul Smile' is a must listen for atmospheric pop jazz enthusiasts, splendid and dazzling overall music arrangement.
Pic by Sabralon
At the Carlton in Cannes, France
With Candy Dulfer
With Paul Brown at North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam
At Mallorca Smooth Jazz Fest w/ Amsterdam Connection
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