In 2003, British soul singer Joss Stone
stunned the music world with her much-talked-about debut album of covers. The fact that she was just fifteen when she recorded The Soul Sessions
seemed incredible: Stone’s voice sounded nothing like a teenager’s but rather is reminiscent of a seasoned singer who has spent years in smoky nightclubs. It’s no wonder that The Soul Sessions
has become a modern classic and has sold millions of copies. Eleven years and a handful of albums further on, the count is eleven million albums sold and the soul singer is still performing and producing new material. This is her third appearance at North Sea Jazz; she made her Dutch festival debut there when she was eighteen.