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A unique, historic festival! The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in the Nederlands Congresgebouw in The Hague. Some numbers in those early days: six venues, three hundred artists and about nine thousand visitors. In this very first festival year internationally renowned jazz legends performed, such as Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz, as well as most Dutch avant-garde artists.

In the intervening years, the North Sea Jazz Festival has developed into a major international jazz event. Over the years the numbers have increased to: fifteen venues, approximately thirteen hundred artists and a visitors number that varies between sixty-five thousand and seventy thousand every year. Since 2006 the festival has found a new and more spacious location: Ahoy Rotterdam.

North Sea Jazz is known all over the world because of the many musical genres it has to offer, 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. All of which are presented during a single weekend: 11, 12 and 13 July 2008.

Artists 2008: Herbie Hancock, Zuco103, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Pat Matheny, Gino Vanelli, Roy Hargrove, Chaka Khan, Deodato, Frank McComb, Jose James, Soil&Pimp Sessions, Bobby McFerrin, Lizz Wright, Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, Finn Peters, Bobby Hutcherson, Alicia Keys, Joe Jackson, Maceo Parker, Gnarls Barkley, Steve Kuhn, & Many More.

Future Vintage: “KC will teach you” North Sea Preview

Sa-Ra vs Kleeer – Tonight
Dyno – Fuh Real
Oriol – (instrumental)
Slave – You And Me
Arnie Love and the Lovetees – We Had Enough
Silver Lining – Silver Lining
The Malacouns – Broken Ribs (instrumental)
D’Almeida Blucky et les Black Santiago – Les Nanes
El Rego et Ses Commandos – Se Na Min
Alemayehu Eshete – Feqer Feqer New
Timothy McNealy – Sagittarius Black
IG Culture – Nr. 4
2000 Black – So Right
Stars Collide – (instrumental)
Jose James – Equinox
Don Cherry – Tarot Will Teach You

Common – High Expectations
Black Monk – (instrumental)
Alicia Keys – Teenage Love Affair
Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash
Diana Ross & The Supremes – The Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis – That’s What The Nitty Gritty Is
Jill Scott – Crown Royal
Dwele feat. Slum Village – Brandi
Spam Sparro – Cottonmouth
Parliament – Theme From The Black Hole
Zuco 103 – Nunca Mais
Gaetona Veloso – Nine Out Of Ten
Ellipsis – Gregory Moore
Aretha Franklin – Daydreamin’ When I’m Thinking Of You
Yvonne Gray – Keep The Music Alive
Leroy Hudson – Love The Feeling
Bridge – Stella

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