Grand Opening Night 2021 with John Legend
This concert has been postponed . We are still looking into the possibility of moving the grand opening night with John Legend to next year and hope to be able to announce more information soon.
He was at the festival twice before: John Legend is always a welcome guest at NN North Sea Jazz. Who doesn’t remember his unparalleled performance with The Roots in 2013? Of the concert two years after that, when he once again impressed Nile hall which was filled to the rafters? On his own Grand Opening Night, the star will once again show the audience what he’s made of.
John Legend is a rare multi talent: he has a voice with a huge range, writes hit songs for himself as well as others, and rules the piano to boot. Legend started playing the latter instrument at age 4 and never stopped. His grandmother taught him gospel songs, he sang in the church choir, but was also inspired by artists such as Boyz II Men, LL Cool J, and Michael Jackson. From his first album, 2004’s Get Lifted, Legend scored hit after hit with songs like Ordinary People, Save Room, P.D.A., and All Of Me.
Now, Legend has seven studio albums to his name, as well as a range of prestigious awards, among which 11 Grammy’s, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe. Legend collaborated successfully with, among others, Kanye West, The Roots, will.i.am and The Black Eyed Peas, JAY-Z, Lauryn Hill, and Alicia Keys. He is also a coach in the American version of The Voice, delivering the winning candidate in his very first season. Apart from all this, Legend is a great philanthropist. In January 2020 he released a new single, Conversations In The Dark, a first taste of the album Bigger Love that was released in June.