North Sea jazz festival 8-10 July

Festival director Jan Willem Luyken announced the first names for the North Sea Jazz Festival 2011 on 22 March.

Artists confirmed so far include:

  • Ahmad Jamal (pictured)
  • Return to Forever Hymn of the 7th Galaxy IV Tour (Chick Corea (kyb), Stanley Clarke (b), Lenny White (d), Jean-Luc Ponty (vn) and Frank Gambale (g)
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Richard Bona & Raul Midón
  • Ruben Bladés

The festival runs over three days in Rotterdam, 8-10 July. The complete lineup will be published late April. More at festival website.

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Ahmad Jamal

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