Giel Beelen is one of the most talked-about radiojocks of the Netherlands and always searching for new talent. He regularly co-presents the popular TV-program DWDD and is the host of GIEL and Nachtegiel, both broadcast at radiostation 3FM. Besides his work there, he also presents GielJazz at Radio 6, of which his performance at North Sea Jazz is the result. Beelen, a self-proclaimed jazz fan, aims at more contemporary styles: acid jazz, nu jazz and smooth jazz. Last year, he released his first compilation album entitled GielJazz. For his radiowork, he received a number of prizes, among which the acclaimed Marconi Award, which he won several times.