DJazz combines Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop, Breakbeat, Dub and other electronic music styles. The name “DJazz” is a combination between the words DJ and Jazz … with other words: DJazz = DJ’s Jazz. DJazz project is a “studio project” at present time, but they will be performing their music live in the (near) future as well.
“DJazz” started in 1998 in Zwolle (The Netherlands) inspired by Jazz-hop Projects such as “Jazzmatazz“ (by Guru), “Buckshot LeFonque” (by Brandford Marsalis) and “Urbanator (by Michał Urbaniak). The formation featured: Alexander Hartgers (trumpet), Roelant Hollander (sax, beat creator), DJ Phaze (turntables), Johan Schipper (Fender Rhodes), Rutger Renden (bass) and Roy Kieftenbelt (percussion). The project stopped to exist when Roelant Hollander Immigrated to Bulgaria.