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03/19/2017 at 08:56. Facebook
Thelonious Monk would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. To commemorate this special occasion you can see John Beasley presents MONK’estra at the festival on Friday.

A smashing 15-piece big band project that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular music – the off-beat melodies and humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing – in fresh arrangements flavored with New Orleans...
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03/18/2017 at 12:47. Facebook
WINACTIE SUN RA ARKESTRA | Woensdag 22 maart treedt het Sun Ra Arkestra op in LantarenVenster.

Een uniek concert met oude bandleden van de legendarische multi-instrumentalist en componist Sun Ra. Sun Ra bouwde zijn eigen universum waarin jazz, spiritualiteit en onbegrensde fantasie stuwend waren voor het experiment. In 1993 verliet hij planeet Aarde, 79 jaar oud, maar hij bleef voortleven in...
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Attention drummers and enthusiasts. On Friday, 7 July you can see Makaya McCraven live at the festival.

Here's a foretaste, a video of a recent performance in London.

Makaya McCraven Boiler Room London Live Set

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"What if Usher came out in 1973?" Last year, The Roots performed with Usher for the first time at their annual Roots Picnic Festival. On Friday 7 July you can see them live at North Sea Jazz.

Read more about this unique collaboration in this interview with Roots drummer Questlove. [ Link ]

Usher & The Roots "Nice and Slow" + "Break You Off"

Watch as Usher Raymond and The Roots, perform his slow jam classic "Nice & Smooth"--combined with their slow jam classic "Break U Off"--live at Roots Picnic ...

We are pleased to announce 32 new names for the upcoming edition, including Usher & The Roots, Solange, Emeli Sandé, Gladys Knight, Erykah Badu, and De La Soul. And many more. [ Link ]

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Trumpeter Avishai Cohen will perform with his quartet at the festival on Friday 7 July.

If you can't wait that long, here's a video of his wonderful concert at D'Nevers Jazz Festival in France, last November.

Avishai Cohen quartet @ D'Jazz Nevers Festival

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones make their North Sea Jazz debut this year, on Sunday 9 Juy.

Recently they performed on Austin City Limits. This is 'Call Me' live.

St. Paul & the Broken Bones on Austin City Limits "Call Me"

St. Paul & the Broken Bones bring their soul grooves and dance moves to the ACL stage with "Call Me." Their appearance premieres the week of January 28, 2017...

WINACTIE IZALINE CALISTER | Zaterdag 25 februari treedt Edison-winnares Izaline Calister op in de North Sea Jazz Club.

Calisters muziek is een fusie tussen de traditionele muziek van haar geboorte-eiland Curaçao en jazz met Caribische invloeden. Ze komt terug naar de club met haar nieuwe album: Rayo di Lus (lichtstraal), waarop ze meer dan ooit teruggrijpt naar haar Afro-Antilliaanse roots....
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Bill Laurance already played at the festival with Snarky Puppy. On Friday 7 July the keyboard player makes his debut with his own project.

Last night he performed in the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, here's a short video of that concert.
Day tickets for NSJ17 are on sale. Group tickets, vip packages and plus concert tickets are also available now. Via

Get in the mood with this look back at NSJ16.

North Sea Jazz 2016 Festival - A Look Back

Aftermovie of the Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival 2016 by Limestone Pictures Music: Jungle By Night - Morning Stretch....

We're pleased to announce another confirmed artist for this year's festival. On Sunday 9 July Van Morrison performs in the Amazon.

Ticket for this plus concert go on sale along with the regular day tickets and other plus concerts on 1 Feburary at 10:00 am CET via
Naast het North Sea Jazz Festival en het Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival, is de North Sea Jazz organisatie ook betrokken bij een aantal andere festivals, concerten en evenementen. Zoals So What's Next?, Transition Festival en de Buma Boy Edgar Prijs.

Vind je het leuk om daar meer over te horen en wil je op de hoogte worden gehouden van die projecten? Volg dan de North Sea Jazz Projects pagina.

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Jamiroquai has released a new video today, the title track of his upcoming album Automaton. You can see Jamiroquai live at the festival on Sunday 9 July.

Jamiroquai - Automaton

AUTOMATON TRANSMISSION: WORLDWIDE --- New Album: ‘AUTOMATON’ Available: FRI_31_MAR_2017 -- Pre-Order now --- New Song ‘AUT...

Yes, it’s time! We can announce the first names for the upcoming edition. [ Link ]
Looking for something cool to jazz up your wall? A limited amount of original North Sea Jazz Festival posters from the seventies, eighties and early nineties are on sale now. They come straight from the archives of the Acket family.

Take a look at the complete collection and order directly in the special online pop-up store .

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Afgelopen week heeft het Utrechtse Transition Festival nieuwe namen bekendgemaakt. Zo kun je op 8 april onder anderen ook Thundercat, GoGo Penguin en José James zien in TivoliVredenburg. Meer info en kaarten [ Link ]

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WINACTIE THEO CROKER | Volgende week geeft Theo Croker drie concerten in Nederland. Op 29 november staat de Amerikaanse trompettist in TivoliVredenburg, op 30 november in Paradox Tilburg en op 1 december in LantarenVenster.

Croker is een van de meest innovatieve trompettisten van zijn generatie en een boegbeeld van straight-ahead-jazz met attitude.

Wij hebben voor elk van de drie concerten...
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Weekend tickets for NSJ17 are on sale now. With early bird discount until February, 1st, subject to availability. Via

Get in the mood with this look back at NSJ16.

North Sea Jazz 2016 Festival - A Look Back

Aftermovie of the Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival 2016 by Limestone Pictures Music: Jungle By Night - Morning Stretch....