Robert Glasper Artist in Residence and more names North Sea Jazz 2019
Today, we proudly announce Robert Glasper as Artist in Residence and more than 30 new acts. Including Blood Orange and Curtis Harding on Friday, Juanes and Metropole Orkest together with singers Lizz Wright, Becca Stevens and Camila Meza on Saturday. On Sunday Metropole Orkest also performs with special guests Ben van Gelder and Reinier Baas, with whom they have recorded the album “Smash Hits”.
Robert Glasper is one of the most successful cross-over acts on the contemporary jazz scene. Right from the start of his career, the now 41-year-old keyboardist has been equally at home in both jazz and hip hop, and is very successful in both. As Artist in Residence at North Sea Jazz you can hear the full range of the keyboard player’s talents, not only with his Robert Glasper Group, featuring his buddy Yasiin Bey (Friday), but also with his favourite acoustic trio featuring DJ Jahi Sundance (Saturday) and in Everything’s Beautiful (Sunday), a tribute to Miles Davis with Bilal and others.
Further added to Friday’s line-up: Braxton Cook, Cargo Mas, Gilberto Gil, Jasper van 't Hof B.E. Trio + Tony Lakatos, Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, Mats Eilertsen Trio, Son Swagga, Steve Gadd Band, Theon Cross.
More names on Saturday: Dee Dee Bridgewater 'J’ai Deux Amours', Fat Night, Greyheads, JD Allen Quartet featuring Liberty Ellman, Joey DeFrancesco Trio featuring Billy Hart, Mammal Hands, Valvetronic Brassband.
Confirmed to perform on Sunday: Ady Suleiman, Feng Suave, Harp vs Harp - Gregoire Maret and Edmar Castañeda, Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw, Joel Ross Good Vibes, Niels Broos x Jamie Peet, Reis Demuth Wiltgen, Spinifex, Youn Sun Nah, Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet.