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Gong marks start of North Sea Jazz festival


By sounding the gong the North Sea Jazz festival and sponsor BNP Paribas mark the start of the music spectacle that begins on July 11th. Festival director Jan Willem Luyken sounds the gong.

North Sea Jazz is the largest indoor music festival in the world, known globally as the event where the past, present and future of jazz are featured within three days. Next to a firm base of jazz many genres will pass by, such as blues, soul, funk, hip hop, world, pop and much more. This year, real jazz lovers can look forward to performances by Artist In Residence Christian McBride, the Metropole Orkest playing jazz compositions by Quincy Jones and also collaborating with Joshua Redman and Robert Glasper, and Dave Holland, who will perform with his project PRISM. Fans of different musical genres are able to enjoy performances by Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples and Outkast, among others.

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