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Kaiser Management

This Haarlem-based artist management office works since 2007 with various artists
on a long-term strategy for a sustainable development of their careers. 



WE ARE PROUD OF WORKING WITH

CHEF’SPECIAL

Since their formation in 2008, Dutch band Chef’Special has released three albums, toured extensively and rapidly built a fanbase across Europe and the US. The band’s unique blend of hip-hop, rock and reggae is an exciting sound for longtime fans and new listeners alike.

A huge part of Chef’Special’s success are their already legendary live performances in which the audience is as vital to the experience as the band themselves. Appearances in world-famous venues like Madison Square Garden and the Red Rocks amphitheater (as a support act for Twenty One Pilots), as well as a tour through (inter-) national festivals (including Lowlands and Sziget) have left the band craving further world domination.

Although Chef’Special’s musical palette encompasses various genres, the band has a very recognizable sound in which their own emotions and experiences are front and center. That’s especially true when it comes to the Chef’Special breakout single “In Your Arms” about singer Joshua’s father passing away.

Recently the band released their full length album ‘Amigo’ which is about a curious attitude towards the world. The single ‘Amigo’ is a direct statement of this idea: "Stranger are strangers, until they meet!"

DAVID BENJAMIN

David Benjamin is a singer- songwriter from Amsterdam who’s often compared to Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz. He is know by is well-crafted pop songs expressing genuine emotions by telling(showing) stories people can relate to.

His first two singles "Friends" and "Can't Get My Head Around Loving You" have been streamed over 10 million times on Spotify. Recently David’s song ‘Crazy’ was remixed by DJ-Producer Lost Frequencies which resulted in a worldwide hit song (100 million streams) and is top 10 airplay charts in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and France.

His new EP ‘The Progress’, which includes his latest single ‘Until The Morning Light’, was released in May 2018.

JASPER ZUIDERVAART

Jasper Zuidervaart is a Dutch producer, engineer, musician and songwriter. He is also known for mixing records, which is taking off these days. The last ten years he established a solid career working with artists like Chef'Special, Winne, Sean Christopher, Kris Berry, Jack & The Weatherman, Celine Cairo and Rilan & The Bombardiers.

Receiving Gold records for several albums and singles in the Benelux, Jasper is determined to develop young, creative and talented artists. The album ‘One for the Mrs.’ by Chef’Special, which he produced and mixed, was awarded with a Gold award in 2018. Also the single 'Birds' by Chef’Special reached the Gold status in the Benelux with more than 7 million streams. Jasper mixed the album 'Winne Zonder Strijd’, which received the State Award for best album. On the latest Chef’Special album ’Amigo’ Jasper was involved as an engineer and producer. ‘Amigo’ had been awarded with a Gold award and was also won the Edison Award for 'Best Album' in the year of release (2017).

Jasper’s studio, Studio Zuidervaart, is located in Rotterdam where he’s able to track and mix recordings.  

LIKEMINDS

Likeminds is a Brooklyn based production team comprised of producers, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and engineers Jesse Singer and Chris Soper. Together they have established an impressive track record of Gold and Platinum records, Grammy nominations/wins, and charting sons, both in the US and abroad.

Jesse and Chris both started their journeys as musicians, showing an interest in making sounds in as many ways possible, including keyboards, guitar, bass, drum set, saxophone, trumpet and whatever else they could get their hands on. They began their careers in the studio at the legendary Right Track Recording in Times Square (later named Legacy Studios and MSR Studios), where they cut their teeth as engineers, working with a dream list of artists, including Beyonce, Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis, Janet Jackson and many others.

Looking to the future, the two plan to stay diversified and continue to write and produce records, while taking on engineering projects, developing younger artists, and remaining active in the sync en scoring worlds.   

TOM MEIJER

After being active as frontman for A Polaroid View en and as guitarist for Sofie Winterson and Sue the Night, Tom Meijer has been focussing on his career as a music producer. The projects he has been working on already brought him to places as LA.

A highlight for him as a producer is “Young Lovers” from Kita Menari getting awarded as ‘Top Song’ by NPO Radio 2. Recently Tom started working on projects with Okke Punt and David Benjamin. This work will be released in 2019. 

RUTGER VAN WOUDENBERG

When growing up near Amsterdam, Rutger started writing songs on a very young age. After high school Rutger attended the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he developed himself as a musician, producer and songwriter.

During his graduation in 2014 he launched his solo project The Nicholas. Shortly after that he left to California, where he got involved in writing- and recording projects from Golden Daze, Sofie Winterson and Golden Vessel. Besides that he also toured through the US as a guitarist for Sofie Winterson and Golden Daze.

As a featured The Nicholas worked with artists as San Holo. Rutger also was closely involved in writing and recording San Holo’s debut album, which got released recently. In the summer of 2018 The Nicholas toured as support act for San Holo’s “album1” tour. In 2018 Rutger also started a new project called Zeeland with friend and producer, Tom Meijer.

In writing and producing Rutger finds his inspiration in artists as Sparklehorse, Ellioth Smith and Nick Drake. This inspiration can be heard in his own project The Nicholas and Zeeland, where the dreamy, dull and lo-fi sounds have the upper hand. Not only do the artists above have their influence in his work. Rutger also gets inspired by Los Angeles, the city where he’s currently living and working.

Kaiser records

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THE MOST MAGICAL MOOD CHANGER EVER, IS MUSIC

The Team

DOING MAGIC, FAIRY DUST AND EVERYTHING
Paul Heijink
Head of Management
Jacco Toma
Artist Manager

The Hq

OUR HAPPY PLACE
Voorhelmstraat 25 – 3.05
2012 ZM Haarlem
the Netherlands

Third floor of a beautifully renovated – what used to be a – household school. Outlooking the city of Haarlem and conveniently located close to the sea within arms length of the capital. Inquires can be send to our Head of Management, AKA your soon-to-be favorite Spotify-list creator.
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Photo credits Chef’Special: Rona Lane
Photo credits David Benjamin: Thijmen Doornik
Photo credits Jasper Zuidervaart:
Kyra Sophia Kataigídes
Photo credits Tom Meijer: Hannah Jacobs
Photo credits Rutger van Woudenberg: Dagger Salazar
Photo credits Chef'Special @ Ziggo Dome: Ben Houdijk
Photo credits Paul Heijink: Rona Lane
Photo credits Jacco Toma: Brown Metal