This morning on Radio 2 festival director the first names were announced for the Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival 2016. Among others, The Roots, Gregory Porter, Jill Scott, Earth, Wind & Fire and Simply Red come to this year's festival, which takes place for the 41st time this year.
Further confirmed are Buddy Guy, Snarky Puppy, Level 42, Diana Krall and Chick Corea, who celebrates his 75th birthday at the festival with a ‘75th Birthday Celebration Homage To Heroes’.
Anderson .Paak, Walter Trout, Sabrina Starke, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld and Scofield Mehldau Guiliana will also perform at the three-day festival.
Also performing are Antonio Sanchez and Migration, Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling and Steps Ahead Reunion featuring Mike Mainieri, Eliane Elias, Donny McCaslin, Marc Johnson, and Billy Kilson.
See the program page for an overview of all confirmed artists and the day they are playing.