Curacao North Sea Jazz festival
Aug 31 & Sept 1 - 2012
The third edition of the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival will take place in World Trade Center Piscadera Bay on August 31 and September 1 2012. During the two days the festival will cover a wide range of international artists performing at the festival grounds. In the week preceding the festival, the island will submerge itself in jazz, soul, latin, hip hop and r & b, all with a Caribbean touch. In the coming months you can find more information about the program and ticket sales on this website.
One thing is for sure; the Caribbean will swing!
Curacao North Sea Jazz is proud to announce Alicia Keys as the final headliner for the anticipated music festival. Keys will join Maná, Santana, Marcus Miller and many others for the third edition of Curaçao North Sea Jazz. Keys will perform this summer in Willemstad, Curaçao on Saturday September 1, 2012.
The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976. The festival then had six stages, three hundred artists and about nine thousand visitors. In this first year of the festival jazz legends like Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz performed and also a complete overview of the Dutch jazz avant-garde.
The North Sea Jazz Festival has -over the years- developed into a renowned international event. Nowadays the festival receives approximately seventy thousand visitors annually.
In September 2010, the first edition of the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival took place. On 3 and 4 September 2010 John Legend, Simply Red, George Benson, India and Sergio Medes played the first festival. Also this year many jazz, soul, world beat and latin artists will perform. North Sea Jazz Festival also organized a festival in Kaapstad from 2000 to 2004.
For more information on the North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam visit: www.northseajazz.com