I was browsing around the internet the other day and stumbled accross the website for the North Sea Jazz festival, this year being held in Rotterdam for the first time as opposed to the Hague. It didn’t take long for me to decide I really wanted to go! A breakdown of the lineup is as follows:-
Friday 14th July: Herbie Hancock Quintet, Al Jarreau, Jason Moran Trio
Saturday 15th July: Van Morisson, Tracy Chapman, Madeline Peyroux, Tower of Power,
Sunday 16th July: Chris Botti, Dizzy Gillespie TM All Star Bigband, Paul Weller
Some absolutely amazing artists and groups there, and all in one place too, its just too much for me to resist. The setting also looks to be really good fun as well, its the festival’s first time in Rotterdam. For full info you can see the website here. James really wants to go as well, so we are currently working out a plan for travel and accomodation, and make our preparations to enjoy one of the greatest jazz festivals of the year! I’ll keep everyone posted
UPDATE: Tickets for the event have now been reserved and flights have been booked – I’m definitely going to the festival!