Saxophonist David Sanborn needs no introduction. He is renowned as the man who brought the saxophone into pop music in the eighties. In a career that spans more than three decades, Sanborn has worked with stars like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Paul Simon, as well as with jazz legends like Gil Evans, Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBride; he is also famous as a pioneer of fusion. Sanborn has played at the North Sea Jazz Festival several times. Two years ago, he performed in Rotterdam with his old friend pianist Bob James, with whom he recorded the album Quartette Humaine, a tribute to Dave Brubeck. This year Sanborn is performing with his Electric Band: pianist Ricky Peterson, guitarist Nicky Moroch, bassist Andre Berry and drummer Chris Coleman.