Anita Baker Among New Round of Artists Announced for North Sea Jazz 2019

Anita Baker Among New Round of Artists Announced for North Sea Jazz 2019

Who knows if it’s really her Farewell Tour. Anyway, Anita Baker has just been added to the roster of this year’s North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam’s Ahoy, July 12-14. Anita will play five nights at the Venetian Theater in Las Vegas between May 31st and June 8th and she’ll also play the Capital Jazz…

North Sea Jazz at 40: From Country To Soul and Celebrating Clark Terry

North Sea Jazz at 40: From Country To Soul and Celebrating Clark Terry

Rudresh Mahanthappa opened the final day of the 40th North Sea Jazz Edition. And even though he was offering the music from his most recent Charlie Parker-inspired project, I couldn’t really draw the line to the saxophone hero. But nevertheless, the band was delivering, especially 20-year old Adam O’Farrill (yes he’s from that family). Curtis…

North Sea Jazz Festival 2015 – 40th Anniversary with Special Treats

North Sea Jazz Festival 2015 – 40th Anniversary with Special Treats

It’s festival season in Europe and each year, there are more and more coming up – even in the smallest cities and towns you’ve never heard of. One of the biggest and oldest celebrates its 40th anniversary this year: the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. I’ve been visiting this one since the late 80s…