Giel Beelen is one of the most talked-about radiojocks of the Netherlands. He regularly co-presents the popular TV-program DWDD and is the host of GIEL and Nachtegiel at radiostation 3FM. He also presents GielJazz at Radio 6. Beelen, a self-proclaimed fan of North Sea Jazz Festival, aims at more contemporary styles. In 2011, he released his first compilation album entitled GielJazz. For his radiowork, he received numerous prestigious awards.