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07 March 2023

Janelle Monáe, Seal Added To North Sea Jazz Fest Line-Up

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Janelle Monáe, Seal and Esperanza Spalding are among the acts who have been added to the North Sea Jazz Festival 2023 line-up. The latest additions join Stormzy, Little Simz, Lizzo, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples and Jill Scott on the bill, among many more.

Held at the Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the world’s largest indoor music festival is set to present its biggest line-up to date of international stars across jazz, blues, soul, pop and beyond from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 July 2023.

Welcoming more than 90,000 music fans each year, the North Sea Jazz Festival has built an incomparable reputation since its inaugural year in 1976 hosting a string of musical icons over the years from Miles Davis and Count Basie to Amy Winehouse and Adele. This summer the festival expects more than a thousand musicians, spread out over 150 performances and 15 different stages.

Tickets still available for Sunday and available here:


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Full line-up to date:

NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2023 – Rotterdam Ahoy Centre

Friday 7 July: Alabaster DePlume; Andrew Cyrille Quartet; Bia Ferreira; Bill Frisell FOUR ft. Greg Tardy, Gerald Clayton, and Jonathan Blake; Buddy Guy – Dammn Right Farewell; Camilla George; Cha Wa; Danielle Ponder; Dave Holland New Quartet featuring Kris Davis, Jaleel Shaw and Nasheet Waits; Duckwrth; Fergus McCreadie Trio; Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding; The Hi-Stakes; Jasper Blom Quartet with Pablo Held; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; Kenny Barron Quartet; Linda May Han Oh; Marco Mezquida Trio; Maria Schneider & Oslo Jazz Ensemble presents ‘Data Lords’; Mavis Staples; Mette Rasmussen Trio North; MonoNeon; Stormzy; SuperBlue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter with the Huntertones Horns; Terri Lyne Carrington; The Teskey Brothers; Trio Da Kali & North Sea String Quartet; Van Morrison; Yaya Bey; Yussef Dayes; Zwangere Guy & Lander Gyselinck.

Saturday 8 July: Abdullah Ibrahim Trio; Anna Webber Simple Trio; CHARLES TOLLIVER • AFRICA / BRASS ft. Binker Golding, Antonio Faraò, Chris Dahlgren, Alvin Queen & New Rdam Orchestra; Brandee Younger Trio; DeWolff & Dawn Brothers present Double Cream; Eloise; Esperanza Spalding: Songwrights Apothecary Lab hosts a Co-Musicking Lab; Fred Hersch, Drew Gress, Joey Baron; Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra; Jacob Banks; Jalen Ngonda; Jan Garbarek; Jeff Parker Quartet; Jill Scott; Kamaal Williams; Kenny Garrett Quintet; Kokoroko; Lakecia Benjamin; Laura Jurd; Lucas Santana 5tet; Marcus Miller; Mark Lettieri Group; Maya Delilah; Olivia Dean; Orchestra Baobab; Salif Keita; The Staples Jr. Singers; Snarky Puppy; Teus Nobel Liberty Group; Tom Jones; Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & GURLS; Vloeimans Goudsmit Fraanje ‘Fugimundi’.

Sunday 9 July: Alessandro Fongaro’s Pietre; Artemis; Benny Sings; Branford Marsalis Quartet; Cymande; EZRA Collective; Endea Owens & The Cookout; Gabriels; Hermeto Pascoal; Janelle Monáe; John McLaughlin’s SHAKTI featuring Zakir Hussain and Shankar Mahadevan; Kandace Springs; Latanya Alberto; Laufey; Lizzo; Madison McFerrin; Ndlovu Youth Choir; NOHMI; Oded Tzur; Off-Brand gOdds”: Esperanza Spalding & Antonio Brown Dance; Paradox Jazz Orchestra ‘Remembering The Skymasters’; Pat Metheny Side-Eye; Samara Joy; Sampa The Great; Seal; Somi; Son Little; Stanley Clarke N’4Ever; Teis Semey Quintet; Typhoon; Yuri Honing’s Peace Orchestra

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