Meshell Ndegeocello is Artist in Residence during NN North Sea Jazz

Meshell Ndegeocello is Artist in Residence during NN North Sea Jazz

Among the 54 new names announced for NN North Sea Jazz 2024 are Jazmine Sullivan, she is performing in Europe for the first time, and Al Di Meola. Meshell Ndegeocello is this year's Artist in Residence. She will perform all festival days with a different project each day. Earlier, the arrival of Sting, Jamie Cullum and Raye, among others, was announced. The NN North Sea Jazz Festival will take place on 12, 13 and 14 July in Rotterdam Ahoy.

Meshell Ndegeocello

The music of singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello is actually too comprehensive for a label like jazz. Soul, funk and even hip-hop are also on Ndegeocello's mind. She demonstrated her versatility again on her latest album The Omnichord Real Book from 2023, with which she won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Jazz Album earlier this year. It was her debut on the acclaimed Blue Note Records label and on the album, which was produced by saxophonist Josh Johnson, many North Sea Jazz celebrities collaborated, including Cory Henry, Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire and Brandee Younger. The Omnichord Real Book was Ndgeocello's first album in five years and the follow-up to 2018's Ventriloquism, in which she reinterpreted existing R&B and pop hits.

Added to the line-up

Also added to Friday's line-up: Al Di Meola; Amsterdam Klezmer Band; BVR Flamenco Big Band; Chief Adjuah [formerly Christian Scott]; Dhafer Youssef; Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio; Idema/Serierse Quartet; Niescier / Reid / Remigi; No Guidnce; PJ Morton; RIMON; Sammy Rae & The Friends; Shirma Rouse & Orchestra of the Royal Netherlands Air Force 'Celebrating Aretha Franklin'; Sun-Mi Hong Quintet

More names for Saturday: Ancient Infinity Orchestra; Arooj Aftab; Boukou Groove; Cisco Swank; Elmiene; Enemy - Downes/Eldh/Maddren; Jazmine Sullivan; Jungle by Night; Manu Delago & Mad About Lemon; Matthew Halsall; Obongjayar; Philipp Rüttgers Trio; Roseye; Sam Newbould Quintet; Swan; The Dam Jawn with Jeremy Pelt; Thee Sacred Souls; YĪN YĪN

Sunday: Butcher Brown; Boukou Groove; Charles Lloyd Sky Quartet featuring Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland; Cory Henry; Djavan; Dulfer! Total Response; Ella Zirina Trio; Enji; Glimlip x Yasper; Imaginarium; INIKO; Kahil El'Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble; Kaisa's Machine; Karsu; Nicole McCabe Quartet; Peter Beets Trio ft. Gregory Hutchinson; Roberto Fonseca La Gran Diversión; Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective with Turtle Island Quartet; Terri Lyne Carrington's New Standards; The Cavemen; Venna; Yoràn Vroom Group of Friends.

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