If you have Miles Davis on your resumé, you will make friends instantly. It’s no wonder that Mike Stern is surrounded by a true star cast of musicians. The award-winning guitarist has played with Richard Bona, Béla Fleck and trumpeter Randy Brecker, these past years. And with the latter he shares a long history, going back to their time together in Blood, Sweat & Tears and the Brecker Brothers. They appeared together at North Sea Jazz in 2010, an event they want to repeat this year with their Mike Stern/Randy Brecker Band. This time bringing along none other than drum hero Dennis Chambers, as well as virtuoso bassist Tom Kennedy. And there will always be musical legends who are more than willing to accompany Stern and Brecker. They will undoubtedly make more friends in Rotterdam this year.