Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014

North Sea Jazz August 30th

WILLEMSTAD - Below are the names that have now been announced ​​for Saturday, August 30th. The complete schedule including times and venues will be published later.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits.

Juan Luis Guerra

Juan Luis Guerra will make his second appearance at the festival. The Dominican king of merengue also attended the 2011 edition and gave a wonderful performance that people are still talking about. He alternates between merengue, salsa, and bachata, mixed with Afro-pop, jazz, and folksongs. For almost 30 years already, Juan Luis Guerra has been one of the most respected Latin artists in the world. With over 30 million records sold, 15 Latin Grammy Awards, 2 Latin Billboard Awards and 2 Grammys he still leads the charts. The organization is therefore very pleased to welcome him back this year.

Sierra Maestra

Sierra Maestra from Havana is one of the most important performers of the Cuban son music. The nine-piece band, named after the mountain range where the son originates from, first came together in 1976 under the guidance of Juan d’Marcos. In the meantime, through their dedication to the repertoire of artists such as Arsenio Rodríguez on the one hand, and their own compositions on the other hand, the band has gained the reputation of guardians of a tradition, but also of brilliant innovators.

Chaka Khan

The career of Chaka Khan spans four decades in which she has won ten Grammy’s and has sold some 200 million albums worldwide. In the 1970s, Khan became known as frontwoman for the funkband Rufus before she made it as solo artist. Her debut album Chaka was released in 1978 and included the hit I’m Every Woman which was later followed by successful singles such as I Feel For You and Ain’t Nobody (with Rufus).

Dr. John + The nite trippers

Malcolm John ‘Mac’ Rebennack, Jr., better known as Dr. John is a talented boogie and blues pianist with a ‘sandpaper’ voice from the birthplace of jazz: New Orleans. His repertoire ranges from his own ‘voodoo’ music for which he mixed New Orleans R&B with rock and Mardi Gras festivities, to the traditional blues and R&B. His music career spans over five decades in which he has made twenty albums and has won six Grammy’s.

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