North Sea Jazz announces new wave of acts for 2024

North Sea Jazz Festival Netherlands 2024

Festival organisers have revealed 54 new acts for the next edition including JAZMINE SULLIVAN who will be performing live in Europe for the first time and jazz icons such as AL DI MEOLA, who last performed at the festival in 2002, CHARLES LLOYD and TERENCE BLANCHARD. Artist in Residence this year is MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO. She performs every festival day with a different project every day.

The music of singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO is actually too encompassing to be confined to a single genre like ‘jazz’. Soul, funk, and even hip-hop are equally suited to Ndegeocello. She demonstrated her versatility once again on her latest album The Omnichord Real Book in 2023, with which she won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Jazz Album earlier this year. It was her debut on the famous label Blue Note Records and the album, which was produced by saxophonist Josh Johnson, featured many North Sea Jazz stars, including Cory Henry, Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire and Brandee Younger. The Omnichord Real Book was Ndegeocello’s first album in five years and the successor to Ventriloquism from 2018, in which she gave a new interpretation to existing R&B and pop hits.

Further added to Friday’s line-up: Al Di Meola; Amsterdam Klezmer Band; BVR Flamenco Big Band ; Chief Adjuah [formerly Christian Scott]; Dhafer Youssef; Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio; Idema/Serierse Quartet; Niescier / Reid / Remigi; No Guidnce; PJ Morton; RIMON; Sammy Rae & The Friends; Shirma Rouse & Orchestra of the Royal Netherlands Air Force ‘Celebrating Aretha Franklin’; Sun-Mi Hong Quintet

More names on Saturday: Ancient Infinity Orchestra; Arooj Aftab; Boukou Groove; Cisco Swank; Elmiene; Enemy – Downes/Eldh/Maddren; Jazmine Sullivan; Jungle by Night; Manu Delago & Mad About Lemon; Matthew Halsall; Obongjayar; Philipp Rüttgers Trio; Roseye; Sam Newbould Quintet; Swan; The Dam Jawn with Jeremy Pelt; Thee Sacred Souls; YĪN YĪN

Confirmed to perform on Sunday: Butcher Brown; Boukou Groove; Charles Lloyd Sky Quartet featuring Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland; Cory Henry; Djavan; Dulfer! Total Response; Ella Zirina Trio; Enji; Glimlip x Yasper; Imaginarium; INIKO; Kahil El’Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble; Kaisa’s Machine; Karsu; Nicole McCabe Quartet; Peter Beets Trio ft. Gregory Hutchinson; Roberto Fonseca – La Gran Diversión; Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective with Turtle Island Quartet; Terri Lyne Carrington’s New Standards; The Cavemen; Venna; Yoràn Vroom Group of Friends

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