About the festival
North Sea Jazz Festival is one of the most established jazz festivals in the world. Taking place in Rotterdam since 1976, the festival is an institution.
Starting with a bang by welcoming the likes of Miles Davis, Count Basie, and Dizzy Gillespie in its first year, the festival has held a special place in the culture since its inception.
Broadening its horizons over the years, though still very much anchored by jazz, North Sea Jazz Festival annually curates a lineup of creative artists pushing their genres forward.