First wave of acts NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2024

We're pleased to announce the first 62 acts for the 47th edition of the NN North Sea Jazz Festival.

Sting, Anouk & Metropole Orkest, Black Pumas, Jamie Cullum, Joss Stone and Vulfpeck will perform in Rotterdam this year. Just like Brittany Howard, Candy Dulfer with special guest Jonathan Butler, Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, Ibrahim Maalouf, Lizz Wright, Mahalia, Masego, Sampha, Raye and Tems. The event boasts a strong representation of jazz greats, featuring Avishai Cohen, Joshua Redman and John Scofield & Dave Holland

The festival presents a number of special jazz projects. Such as the new quartet of tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Johnathan Blake. And Something Else! with Vincent Herring, Binker Golding, Jeremy Pelt, David Kikoski, Paul Bollenback, Essiet Essiet and Lewis Nash. Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés celebrates the 50th anniversary of his Afro-Cuban jazz company Irakere. And Shai Maestro performs with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.

As usual, the festival also introduces new emerging artists. This year, Amaro Freitas, D.K. Harrell, Kymara, Lander & Adriaan, Laura Misch, Lawrence, and Veronica Swift make their debut in Rotterdam.

Friday 12 July: Amaro Freitas Trio; Avishai Cohen Banda Iroko; Brittany Howard; Chucho Valdés: Irakere 50; corto.alto; D.K. Harrell; Emily King; Henri Texier 'An Indian's Life'; Jamie Cullum; Kinga Głyk; Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet 'The Next Step Reunion Tour'; Kymara; Laufey; Lehmanns Brothers; Myra Melford - Fire & Water Quintet; Potter*Mehldau*Patitucci*Blake; Raye; Reuben James; Sanem Kalfa Miraculous Layers; Smino; Vulfpeck

Saturday 13 July: Anouk & Metropole Orkest; Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram; Corinne Bailey Rae presents Black Rainbows; Fire! Orchestra; Harold López-Nussa 'Timba a la Americana' ft. Grégoire Maret, Luques Curtis & Ruy Adrian López-Nussa; Ibrahim Maalouf and the trumpets of Michel-Ange ; Joel Ross Good Vibes; John Ghost; John Scofield & Dave Holland; Joshua Redman Group ft. Gabrielle Cavassa 'where are we' Tour; Joss Stone; Laura Misch; Lawrence; Lizz Wright; Maite Hontelé's NJJO Goes Mambo; Marisa Monte; Masego; Quique; Something Else! ft. Vincent Herring, Binker Golding, Jeremy Pelt, David Kikoski, Paul Bollenback, Essiet Essiet, and Lewis Nash ; Sungazer Plus; Tems; Veronica Swift

Sunday 14 July:Bamba Wassoulou Groove; Benjamin Clementine; Black Pumas; Candy Dulfer with special guest Jonathan Butler; Cécile Mclorin Salvant; Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society ; Dave Douglas Gifts Quintet ft. James Brandon Lewis, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang; Faada Freddy; Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation; Knower; Lander & Adriaan; Mahalia; Noname; Sampha; Shai Maestro & Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw; Sting; Sylvie Courvoisier Chimaera; Vicente Amigo; Walter Smith III