For two decades, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam has been all about discovering fresh sounds, socializing and the enjoyment of music. Jazz International brings great and promising jazz artists together for a weekend full of performances.
This year's focus will be on the Rotterdam scene and sound. Jazz, hip-hop, electronics, improvisation and many crossovers characterize the program, all with Rotterdam character.
About Festival Jazz International RotterdamSince 2001 Rotterdam has had a successful jazz festival with topical, adventurous and high quality jazz. Festival Jazz International Rotterdam offers a multi-day jazz programme with national and international allure, with plenty of attention for young talent, new projects and a more in-depth peripheral programme.
The festival offers visitors (and artists) an adventurous and intense music experience. As a result, it has acquired its own signature and place within the local and international jazz scene.
As of 2019, the festival has started to focus more on local talent. At Festival Jazz International Rotterdam 2019 there will be plenty of room for Rotterdam musicians and new projects, in which (cultural) diversity is a spearhead. Festival Jazz International Rotterdam aims to enrich and deepen what the Rotterdam makers present by programming select (inter)national artists around it.
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Festival Jazz International Rotterdam line-up and locationsFriday 25 October
Locations: LantarenVenster, Nederlands Fotomuseum.
• The New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra feat. Jason Lindner
• The Pack Project with Efe Erdem
• Greg Ward's Rogue Parade
• Melissa Aldana
Saturday 26 October
Locations: LantarenVenster, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Walhalla, Verhalenhuis Belvédère and Fenix Music Factory.
• Re:Freshed Orchestra
• Arp Frique & Family
• Sarathy Korwar
• Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio feat. Benjamin Herman
• Doppler Trio
• ALEXANDER and Yannick Hiwat Quintet.
Acts performing at Kaap Special:
• Crime Jazz
• Erasmus Jazz Prize winners
• Eric Vloeimans Carte Blanche
• Ghasem Batamuntu & The Nu Nova Compound.
You can find the official festival line-up on the Jazz International Rotterdam website.
Festival Jazz International event details
Location: Nederlands Fotomuseum
Location: Verhalenhuis Belvédère
Location: Fenix Music Factory
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