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NN North Sea Jazz Festival

NN North Sea Jazz Festival

Ahoy | Rotterdam 10 July - 12 July



  • Genre: a wide variety of jazz music, complemented with blues, gospel, funk, soul, r&b, hiphop, world beat and latin
  • Name: NN North Sea Jazz Festival
  • Established: First edition 1976
  • Location: Ahoy | Rotterdam
  • Capacity: 75.000
  • Stages: 13 stages
  • Extras: Wide international media coverage, art program, high quality food, sponsorsactivities
  • Program references: George Benson, Esperanza Spalding, Jamie Cullum, Q-tip, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Adele, Herbie Hancock, Mary J. Blige, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Gregory Porter, BB King, Tony Bennett, Ruben Blades, Janelle Monea, Lauryn Hill, Gladis Knight, Macy Grey

At the festival all contemporary styles of jazz, and music related to jazz such as funk, soul, salsa, blues and gospel are being programmed. The festival gives an overview of the latest developments in black music. Special features at the festival include a.o. an Artist in Residence, and a clinics& educational program. We administer the Paul Acket Award ‘Artist Deserving Wider Recognition’. Additionals: art exhibition, festival market, pre-festival Round Town in the city of Rotterdam. 

NN North Sea Jazz Festival