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NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2019 Lineup Updates

Robert Glasper is confirmed as Artist In Residence for NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2019, as more than 30 new acts and artists have been added to the lineup.

Robert Glasper


Celebrated globally for reintroducing jazz to new audiences and upending traditionalist assumptions, Glasper will showcase the full range of his talents across the weekend through his Robert Glasper Group featuring hip-hop heavyweight Yasiin Bey (Friday), his favourite acoustic trio DJ Jahi Sundance (Satuday) and in Everything’s Beautiful, a tribute to Miles Davis featuring soul vocalist Bilal (Sunday).


Additional contemporaries confirmed for this year’s bill include acclaimed soul singer Curtis Harding, vocalist and saxophonist Braxton Cook, ethereal trio Mammal Hands, British tuba powerhouse Theon Cross, hotly-tipped US vibraphonist Joel Ross, leftfield pop-meets-RnB producer Blood Orange, neo-soul singer Ady Suleiman and psychedelic soul duo Feng Suave. New York vocalist José James will present his Bill Withers project ‘Lean On Me’ with the Noordpool Orkest, and Chick Corea will perform his legendary album ‘My Spanish Heart’ with an eight-piece Latin formation.


The festival will once again offer a broad range of jazz heavyweights including three-time GRAMMY award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Gadd Band led by the influential drummer and Seoul-born singer Youn Sun Nah, as well as The Metrople Orkest’s regular slot, performing with special guests Lizz Wright, Becca Stevems, Camila Meza, Ben van Gelder and Reiner Baas across the three day event from 12th - 14th July.

Ady Suleiman


The full programme and timetable will be announced in one month. The current line-up can be found here: https://www.northseajazz.com/en/program/


For a taste of who is due to perform at this year's festival, here's a link to a playlist of some of the artists: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3rD81PcecRoJ0l7Lx9ejPS


Less than an hour’s plane-ride away or a direct train from London St Pancras, the North Sea Jazz Festival is easily accessible from the UK and has built an unrivalled reputation since its inception in 1976 as one of the most unique and eclectic events in the musical calendar. Moving from its original venue in The Hague to its current home in Rotterdam in 2006, the festival has played host to the likes of jazz greats Miles Davis and Ray Charles all the way through to D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Jamiroquai and Earth, Wind and Fire. It consistently has around 70,000 visitors each year as the North Sea Jazz Festival is a legendary event unlike any other, and will this year present more than 1000 musicians in over 150 performances across its 3 days.


Friday and Sunday day tickets are still available to buy here: https://www.northseajazz.com/en/tickets/

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