Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

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Country and Region NetherlandsCuracao
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Piscadera Bay, Curacao, The Netherlands
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Festival Description

The festival first took place in 2010 and with resounding success is making it way to becoming an annual event. A stellar lineup of international artists take to the stage over two days. The programming includes jazz, funk, soul, latin, salsa and R&B.;

Festival Dates September 2 - 3, 2011
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Artist Feature 2011:
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (USA)
    • As a child, Sharon Jones and her brothers would imitate the songs and dances of James Brown, who shared their hometown. Like many rhythm and blues entertainers, she began performing in church at a very young age where her voice would find a lifelong home and inspiration. In her late teens she branched out into talent shows and played with local funk groups, wedding bands, and a handful of day jobs which included stints as both a prison guard at New York’s notorious Riker’s Island, and an armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank. Her command of the stage earned her an overnight title as the ‘Queen of Funk’. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings formed in 2001 and have since toured extensively and have built steadily upon a growing reputation as the unrivaled frontrunners of old-school Soul and Funk music. SJ &TDK; latest release, 100 Days, 100 Nights, is arguably their greatest achievement to date. With much more extensive songwriting and arranging contributions from the members of the band, the songs take more distinct and well-crafted forms, enabling a deeper more soulful return to traditional Rhythm and Blues roots. However, it is the raw fire and Soul which Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings consistently pour into their music that will make this record an irreplaceable part of many people’s lives. For more information visit
      Friday, September 2, 2011
Lineup 2011:
  • Friday, September 2
    • Sting
    • Kassav
    • Earth Wind & Fire
    • Danilo Perez Trio
    • Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
    • Branford Marsalis Quartet
    • Levi Silvanie
    • Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard
    • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • Saturday, September 3
    • Stevie Wonder
    • Juan Luis Guerra
    • Chucho Valdes Afro Cuban & Messengers
    • Ruben Bladés
    • Ronchi Matthew and his All Star Band
    • Roberto Fonseca
    • Dionne Warwick


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