Talking Jazz

This year, Central Park Stage is the place to be to really get to know the NN North Sea Jazz artists. By means of panels, interviews and clinics a broad range of themes that exist in the music world will be discussed and musicians will give their opinions on subjects.

Panels, interviews & more

American music historian and journalist Ashley Kahn is one of the hosts who will engage musicians in conversation. Because of his broad knowledge and experience he will make sure each conversation is an in-depth exploration of the central theme. NTR-presenter Andrew Makkinga will also hold a one on one interview with a passionate musician. Music connoisseur Leo Blokhuis will take the audience on a journey into the history of gospel, funk and soul.


Each day visitors will be able to attend a special clinic by a big name in the jazz community. At previous editions, artists such as Lizz Wright, Chick Corea and Louis Cole, for instance, came by to talk about the music they make and the instrument they play.