Soul singer Ntjam Rosie, Cameroon-born and Rotterdam-raised, will shake things up this summer at North Sea Jazz. At this year’s festival she will play with an extra large band, and also some guests who collaborated on her latest album, The One. Musicians like flutist Ronald Snijders and singer Pink Oculus will enter the stage with her. This performance at North Sea Jazz will be a special moment for Rosie Boei, born in 1983, whose latest feat marks a giant step in her career. On a personal level there are the religious influences on this album, on a professional one the versatility and self-confident – and increasingly free – manner of her singing. Rosie produced the album herself and was thus able to run things in the studio; and running things is what the Rotterdam diva does on stage as well.