What should you see at North Sea Jazz?

North Sea Jazz timetable
Saul of Stapele


1. Tems
The Nigerian future world star Tems colored world hits from Drake, Future and WizKid with her unique voice and has already released two very strong solo EPs. Her vocals and idiosyncratic melodies are brooding and melancholic.
Saturday at 5 pm in Darling


2. Erykah Badu
She hasn’t released any new music in a while, but Erykah Badu is 25 years after her debut baduizm live still highly recommended. Quirky, funky, spiritual, playful and passionate. As a front lady, she smoothly leads her band through a timeless oeuvre.
Saturday at 8.45 pm in Nile


3. HER
Don’t miss the performance by singer, songwriter and guitarist HER, who impressed with combative tracks like Oscar winner ‘Fight For You’ and Grammy winner ‘Can’t Breathe’. A great live performer and a versatile vocalist with a voice that knows many nuances.
Sunday at 8 p.m. in Nile

4. Gaidaa
The music of Gaidaa from Eindhoven has been well received on music sites like Okayplayer. Her music is warm, soulful, atmospheric and intimate. “My songs arise in the moment itself,” she said NRC last year.
Friday at 10pm in Murray


5. Nile Rodgers
Where is the party? Here’s the party! Nile Rodgers himself, driving force behind the legendary band Chic and producer of countless mega-hits for others, will close the Saturday with his grooving hit revue.
Saturday at 11:15 pm in Nile


6. Thundercat
The singing Thundercat is a virtuoso and versatile master bassist. Live he is stunning with instrumental jams that sometimes seem to go in all directions and then are relaxed and glowing. The ‘pop act’ for people who complain that ‘North Sea Jazz is no longer a jazz festival’.
Sunday at 10:15 pm in Darling

North Sea Jazz timetable
Leendert van der Valk


1. Cimafunk
If funkhead god gives George Clinton his blessing, then the funk is all right. And if Chucho Valdés agrees, then Afro-Cuban jazz is also in safe hands. The performance by singer Cimafunk should be the festive conclusion of the first day of the festival.
Friday at 10.30 pm in Congo


2. Makhathini
The South African pianist NduduZondag om Makhathini is known for his work with Shabaka Hutchings & The Ancestors. His own albums are overflowing with gospel and Zulu traditions that he combines with spiritual jazz.
Friday at 10:30 PM in Missouri


3. Lady Blackbird
Lady Blackbird feels at home not only in jazz and blues, but also in gospel and soul. Whether she’s singing covers or her own songs, her phenomenal voice sands and polishes the listener’s soul.
Saturday at 9-10pm in Darling


4. Black Pumas
The Black Pumas album should not be missing in the record collection of any soul lover. On stage, vocalist Eric Burton adds a little more showmanship to the unctuous songs, picking up where Otis Redding left off.
Sunday at 5:45 PM in Nile


5. Fatoumata Diawara
The Malian star Fatoumata Diawara is an old acquaintance at North Sea Jazz. She has released new work, an album inspired by the ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu.
Sunday at 4.30 pm in Maas


6. Thackray
Start the Sunday with Emma-Jean Thackray. The Londoner sings, plays the trumpet and uses many electronic effects. The exceptional multi-instrumentalist mixes jazz with p-funk, dance and rich orchestrations into a future-proof cocktail.
Sunday at 3pm in Darling. DJ set 20.30 in Tigris

North Sea Jazz playlist