Right from the start of his career, keyboardist Robert Glasper has been equally at home in both jazz and hip hop. He has worked with stars like JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J Dilla and Kanye West while at the same time he made himself popular in jazz circles. Initially, he was a member of the bands of Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride, among others, but he soon formed his own groups. At the time, Robert Glasper Experiment set the tone of a new musical approach and he enthralled audiences all over the world with his outrageously powerful, virtuoso mix of hip hop, neo-soul, funk and jazz. Moreover, he added a big dose of rock to his music by including covers of the likes of Nirvana, Radiohead and David Bowie. And, he can create a hip hop groove of unparalleled depth in an acoustic setting, too. As Artist in Residence, at North Sea Jazz you can hear the full range of the keyboard player’s talents, not only with his group, featuring his old buddy Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def, Friday), but also with his favorite acoustic trio (Saturday) and in Everything’s Beautiful (Sunday), a tribute to Miles Davis with Ledisi and others.