Every year, the North Sea Jazz Festival reserves a special stage for up-and-coming artists from Codarts Rotterdam, an internationally renowned university of the arts. Young, talented musicians will be itching to show audiences what they have accomplished so far.

No less than twelve bands from the jazz, pop, and world music department have been selected by festival programmers and the Codarts artistic team to perform at the Codarts Talent Stage, which is outside next to Nile hall. Roufaida Aboutaleb, a former student of the pop department, will be hosting. At the stage you can expect surprises, new discoveries, and music at the highest level.

Codarts, based in Rotterdam, is an international university which offers high-quality and professional arts education for students of music, dance, and circus.