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North Sea Jazz Festival

The North Sea Jazz Festival has become Holland's number one jazz event. Each year, well over 65.000 visitors have the time of their life as thirteen hundred artists show them what they’ve got on fifteen stages in Ahoy Rotterdam. For three days Rotterdam is the jazz capital of the world.

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The North Sea Jazz Festival has become Holland's  number one jazz event. Each year, well over 65.000 visitors have the time of their life as thirteen hundred artists show them what they’ve got on fifteen stages in Ahoy Rotterdam. For three days Rotterdam is the jazz capital of the world.

  • Visit Holland’s biggest jazz event.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of music genres at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
  • Enjoy performances by established names or discover upcoming talents.

Music Styles and Legends

You can listen to any kind of musical genres at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde jazz and electronic jazz, to blues, gospel, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, world beat and Latin.

Expect to see jazz legends like Wayne Shorter, Erykah Badu, Paul Anka, Steve Coleman, Candy Dulfer, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Jamiroquai, and The Zawinul Syndicate, as well as upcoming talents that represent the future of jazz.

In the past, performers at the North Sea Jazz Festival have included Nat Adderley, Miles Davis, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Al Jarreau, B.B. King, James Brown, and Prince.

Jazz Music in Holland

The North Sea Jazz Festival is a must for every jazz lover. You can visit the festival in Rotterdam in July. Find out more about the program and the legends that will be performing online.

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