Dutch drummer, composer, producer d’Z speaks on Jazz Funk Single ‘Conviction’
Artist: d’Z (dee zee)
New Release: Conviction (ft Freddi Lubitz)
Genre: Melodic Groove Jazz-Funk
Sounds like: : Steely Dan, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gino Vannelli, Incognito, Tower of Power
Located in: : Arnhem, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Conviction is the first single of d’Z’s debut EP CONNECTED and is about the thoughts we can have to limit ourselves. d’Z states that the quality of life depends on our convictions. What do we believe? Do we choose to live our lives based on fear or love? Scarcity or abundance? Although the song may have some critical remarks, it’s also a feel-good tune, which leaves a smile on your face. Conviction, with vocalist Freddi Lubitz, reached #1 on the Independent Jazz Juice Radio Charts for a few weeks. The music of d’Z stands out when it comes to horn arrangements, a tight rhythm section, real-life musicians playing real instruments, high-quality recordings, and positive energy.
d’Z is the artist name of Dutch drummer, composer, producer Hans-Peter de Zeeuw. Being influenced for many years by many styles and genres such as Gino Vannelli, Steely Dan, Incognito, Tower of Power, d’Z’s musical heart landed on the shores of Groove-Jazz City. In 2018, he decided to make a record by choosing original music to make his entry into the music industry. All tunes from his debut album have different vocalists (Katie Léone -Incognito, The Brand New Heavies), 2 times Grammy Nominee Sandra St. Victor -Chaka Khan, Prince, The Family Stand, among others) which gives the music a wide variety to listen to. Since the release, many radio stations around the globe (UK, US, Australia, South-Africa) play his music regularly on their shows.
Music is my life and passion. I always knew one day I would become a professional drummer and composer. I’m happy to say that up till now, that is the case. I feel fortunate to share my music with the world. I’m convinced music can heal. So if I can make a difference, even if it’s just a tiny one, I’m satisfied.
Right now, besides being a busy drum teacher, a freelance drummer, and composer for clients who want music for their video advertising, d’Z is prepping for recording new material. It is intended to head to the recording studio in 2020 and release original songs sung by a variety of fantastic vocalists.