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Photos from North Sea Jazz 2009

John Scofield at North Sea Jazz 2009After a short delay I have finally put my photos online from North Sea Jazz 2009. I have yet to add the titles and captions but I’m sure you’ll be able to capture the wonderful atmosphere of the festival and of the musical acts by the facial expressions alone.

My best shots of course came when I was closest to the stage but of those, my favourites would have to be of John Scofield (the thumbnail features him) as the emotion he showed on his face while playing guitar with his Piety Street band was incredible.

Click on the thumbnail above to view the whole gallery and feel free to post up comments on some of the photos if you feel so inclined.

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Back from North Sea Jazz

I’ve now been back from North Sea Jazz for a few days and have been letting all the wonderful music sink in before starting my concert reviews or the publication of my photos. I hope to have some free time on Tuesday though so I expect my work to start soon.

At this point though, suffice it to say that I had a wonderful time and had the opportunity to listen to some simply first class jazz. I will most certainly be attending next year!

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North Sea Jazz 2009

North Sea Jazz 2009

I travelled to Rotterdam for the 2009 North Sea Jazz festival and took as many photos of the action as possible

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North Sea Jazz Weather

I’ve just looked up the weather forecast on the BBC for Rotterdam during the 3 days of the North Sea Jazz festival. Unfortunately it looks like we’ll be subjected to rain for the entire duration. While far from ideal (I have fond memories of the balmy evenings and hot summer days of my last visit to the city) most of the festival venue is under cover, including all of the concert halls, so a thorough soaking may well be avoidable.

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Randy Crawford Cancelled

The previously scheduled Randy Crawford concert at North Sea Jazz 2009 has been cancelled. This is reported to be due to ill health although details are sketchy at this stage.

It would also appear that all of Randy’s previously scheduled concerts have been cancelled. While no official announcement has been made on her MySpace page, the upcoming concert list has been updated with a cancelled notice beside each event. Posts from fans sending their best wishes have already started to arrive in the comments section.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Randy all the best for a speedy recovery and I hope we will have the opportunity to see her in concert again soon.

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North Sea Jazz 2009

So my flights, hotel and entrance tickets are all booked for the 2009 North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam. Given that the festival is just over a month away, I am more than just a bit excited about the line up and how awesome being this close to so much musical action is going to be.

At present I’m thinking my concert attendance during the festival is going to be something along the lines of the following.

Friday 10 July

Saturday 11 July

Sunday 12 July

In addition to enjoying all of this music I will be writing reviews of each performance for my site and taking plenty of photos.

If you are going along to the festival, please get in touch and maybe we can meet up!

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