Gary-Bartz North Sea Jazz Festival 2022

Herbie Hancock, H.E.R. and John Legend come to North Sea Jazz Festival 2022

Legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock will feature as Artist in Residence this coming North Sea Jazz. Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Gregory Porter and Michael Kiwanuka will also make an appearance at Ahoy. 

Due to Covid NN North Sea Jazz had to be postponed twice, but the 45th edition will be celebrated in style this July after all, in a renewed Rotterdam Ahoy. Because of the changes to the venue, the iconic festival will have more room and visitors will find some trusted concert halls in a new place.

Some of the special jazz projects performing will be Ravi Coltrane. He will play the music of his parents John and Alice together with Brandee Younger. Bassist Avishai Cohen performs with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

In addition to the big names, the festival will also present new, up-and-coming artists. Such as Alfa Mist, Emma-Jean Thackray, James Francies, Tems, and Nate Smith.

Alicia Keys plays Sunday 10 July: at North Sea Jazz festival 2022. Courtesy_of_Athleta
Alicia Keys plays Sunday 10 July: at North Sea Jazz festival 2022. Courtesy_of_Athleta

Schedule NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2022

Friday 8 July: Ambrose Akinmusire, Avishai Cohen ‘Two Roses’ & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bastien Stil, BadBadNotGood, Cimafunk, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Diana Krall, Gabriels, Gaidaa, Gary Bartz & Maisha, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Gretchen Parlato, Ibrahim Maalouf, James Francies, Jordan Rakei, Louis Cole & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, Marcus King, N∆BOU, Ravi Coltrane “Cosmic Music: A Contemporary Exploration into the Music of John & Alice Coltrane featuring Brandee Younger”,, Theo Croker.

Saturday 9 July: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Eric Gales, Fay Claassen & Peter Beets New Jazz Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Jett Rebel, Joe Armon Jones, John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, Julian Lage, Kassa Overall, Lady Blackbird, Lous and The Yakuza, Martí Mitjavila Casals, Melody Gardot, Michael Kiwanuka, Nona, Ron Carter “Foursight Quartet”, Sun-Mi Hong Quintet, Tems, Tom Misch, Yola.

Sunday 10 July: Alfa Mist, Alicia Keys, Anthony Joseph, Aviv Noam Quartet, Black Pumas, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels featuring Bill Frisell, cktrl, Cory Wong, Dianne Reeves, Emma-Jean Thackray, Gustavo Santaolalla, H.E.R., Herbie Hancock, Hiromi The Piano Quintet, Immanuel Wilkins, Jacob Collier, Joel Culpepper, Melanie Charles, Michael Mayo, Moses Sumney, Nala Sinephro, Neal Francis, Nubya Garcia, Pino Palladino & Blake Mills, SMANDEM., Stacey Kent, The Fearless Flyers (with Joe Dart, Cory Wong, Mark Lettieri, Nate Smith), Tigran Hamasyan, Vijay Iyer Trio featuring Linda May Han Oh and Tyshawn Sorey.

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