About North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam in The Netherlands, is home to the North Sea Jazz Festival. Held at the Rotterdam Ahoy.
Originally held in The Hague 1976, the festival moved 30 years later to a larger location in Rotterdam.
Now it is a festival with more than 1000 musicians and 130 performances on 15 different stages.
The festival focus is on the past, the present and the future of jazz.
Alongside the jazz performances a whole host of other genres are featured, such as blues, soul, funk, hip-hop, pop and more.
The festival has grown over the years to a large international affair – from 9,000 visitors to 70,000 – but it still manages to retain its intimate character.