NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2018


43rd edition
13•14•15 July 2018 | Rotterdam Ahoy

Get in the mood with this 2017 look back movie


Below you can find the names that have been announced so far. More names to be announced in the coming months.

Friday 13 July: D’Angelo, Emeli Sandé, The O'Jays, Gary Clark Jr., Artist in Residence: Michael League & Snarky Puppy with Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, Marcus Miller, R + R = NOW with Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge and Justin Tyson, BADBADNOTGOOD, Ibeyi, Carla Bley ‘TRIOS’, WizKid, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, Stanley Clarke Band, Kurt Elling Quintet with special guest Marquis Hill, Willie Colon, Maria Schneider & Ensemble Denada, Rohey

Saturday 14 July: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Earth Wind & Fire, Leon Bridges, Gregory Porter ‘Nat King Cole & Me and Other Songs’ with Metropole Orkest arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza, Artist in Residence: Michael League with Antonio Sanchez & Pedrito Martinez, Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock*, GoGo Penguin, Sons of Kemet, Mingus Big Band, Knower, Philip Catherine, Fred Hersch Trio, Chico Freeman Plus+tet, The Quartet.NL (Herman / Beets / Bennink / Glerum) en Nubya Garcia

Sunday 15 July: N.E.R.D, Khalid, Artist in Residence: Michael League & Bokanté with special guests, Moses Sumney, Joshua Redman special guest with Billy Hart Quartet, HUDSON - DeJohnette/Scofield/Medeski/Colley, ‘Queen of Sheba’ - Angelique Kidjo and Ibrahim Maalouf. A symphonic concert composed by Ibrahim Maalouf with lyrics by Angélique Kidjo inspired by the legend of the Queen of Sheba*, Rubén Blades, Oumou Sangaré, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Eric Vloeimans’ Levanter, AVISHAI COHEN '1970', Mulatu Astatke, Sevdaliza, Daymé Arocena, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Mathias Eick Quintet, Vijay Iyer Sextet

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Artists: A Tribe Called Red , Akala , Alborosie , Amadou & Mariam , Bazza Ranks , Deemas J , Hoodna Orchestra , Ibeyi , Jago , Klik & Frik , Lianne La Havas , Little Dragon , Rashid , Resonators , Sibusile Xaba , Songhoy Blues , The Blaze

Event Review: Drambuie’s Brass & Crimson series with BadBadNotGood, Jameszoo & Bradley Zero @ Behind The Bike Shed (London, 9th August 2017)

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Interview: Ibeyi @ WOMAD (July 2015)

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