NN North Sea Jazz offers 2023 programs

NN North Sea Jazz offers 2023 programs

NN North Sea Jazz 2023 offers a full programme

NN North Sea Jazz Festival presents the full program for the next edition. Ben l’Oncle Soul, Brad Mehldau, Róisín Murphy and 41 other new names have been added to the list. In total, more than 150 performances will take place on 7, 8 and 9 July, spread over 16 stages in and around Rotterdam Ahoy. The main theme this year is ‘Voices of Diversity – A Shared Musical Heritage’. The full block schedule is now on website.

Past performances include Buddy Guy, Jill Scott, Little Simz, Lizzo, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Seal, Snarky Puppy, Stormzy, The Teskey Brothers, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis and The Artist at Residence Esperanza. burst ready to be announced.

NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2023
July 7, 8 and 9
Rotterdam Ahoy

Day tickets €125 (including service costs)
Day tickets with CJP discount: €109 (including service charges)
Three-day ticket: €300 (plus service costs) sold
Group ticket (up to 10 people): € 910 (including service costs) sold
Youth ticket (up to and including 15 years): €30 (including service charges) sold out

Ticket sales through www.northseajazz.com, www.ticketmaster.nl and 0900 – 300 1250 (60 cpm)

Voices of Diversity – A Shared Musical Heritage

This year the festival brings a special theme, Voices of Diversity – A Shared Heritage of Music, because this year marks 150 years since slavery was abolished in the former colonies. With this main theme, the festival focuses on the diversity of people and music that the history of the Netherlands has produced.

For example, ‘The Diaspora Suite’ will be shown on Friday, created by Metropole Orkest and curator and founder Mike Bindraban. Under the direction of Jules Buckley, national and international artists, writers and musicians, together with the orchestra, tell the story of the diaspora in words and sounds in 2023. On Sunday, the Metropole Orkest will pay tribute to Curacao composer Jacobo ‘Coco’ Palm . and his family with guest artists and Rudy Plaate and ‘Palm & Plaate Classic and Popular Songs From Curacao’.

The festival also asked Monica Akihary, Typhoon and Vernon Chatlein not only to perform themselves, but also to put together a program as a curator.

Composition coefficient

Every year the festival offers a free composition assignment to a promising Dutch Jazz composer. This time the honor falls to jazz violinist and composer Yannick Hiwat. According to the jury, Hiwat expands the Dutch canon with its new and precise sound. In addition, he shows courage by walking the untrodden roads in the Netherlands. The premiere of Hiwat’s composition ‘Frimangron’ will take place on Friday 7th July.

Art, photography and design

In addition to music, as every year, a prominent place has been reserved for performing arts of various kinds at the festival. There is an art exhibition with more than fourteen galleries from the Netherlands and Belgium, including Rademakers Gallery, Project 2.0, Gallery Untitled, Caption Photo Gallery, Nono Gallery, SinArts Gallery, Galerie Wilms, Galerie Mia Joosten, Root Gallery and Galerie 10a. And you can see the works of Hans van Bentem, Studio Irma, Chris Rijk, Anne Mei Poppe, Maayke Schuitema, Sangmin Oh, Bas Meeuws and Sebastiaan Spit, among others. There is also a focus on design and presentations by Woth Gallery and Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design. There is also a jazz photo exhibition by ANP, the festival shows street art by Mr. Maestro, Digital Is, and Mr. June and Het Mauritshuis present their musical project ‘See the Mauritshuis With Your Ears’.

Open action and the Paul Acket award

Each day of the festival, the festival also gives visitors the opportunity to showcase their musical talents during the Open Stage sessions. On Saturday July 8, the Paul Acket Award “The Artist Deserving of Most Recognition” will be presented to the French pianist Eve Risser.

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