Sister Sledge ft. Kathy Sledge

This year’s edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival is all about family, and these ladies are coming to the party! The third generation in line of the musical Sledge family, the group has reigned supreme over the disco dance floor for over 45 years. Their tunes have become anthems for both familyhood and womanhood, and although they are each accomplished soloists, their strength lies in their musical bond. On the fourth weekend of this September, you can put on your dancing shoes and get LOST IN MUSIC!



Bringing an eclectic mix of jazz and R&B, this jazz fusion quartet is ready to deliver a world-class performance on the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. A collective of top-class musicians, the 14-time Grammy-nominated US band has spread its soulful message across the world for over four decades. They delivered 27 distinguished studio albums, and an array of unparalleled live performances.



Di-rect Feel like rocking out? Have we got news for you… Responsible for rock anthems ‘Just The Way I Do’, ‘Times Are Changing’ and ‘Inside My Head’, Di-rect is coming to the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival to spread the message of rock music. The band is proudly rooted in the Netherlands’ musical capital The Hague, [...]



¡Viva las Cubanas! No less than 88 years ago, this all-female orchestra founded in Havana. Today, a new generation of passionate women honour the name and message of sisterhood. Led by bassists Georgina and Dorita Aguirre, the group has been renewed with talented music school graduates. Ladies AND gentlemen, we proudly present: ¡Anacaona!


Eric Essix ft. Karen Bryant & Kelley O’Neal

ERIC ESSIX For Eric Essix, the year 2018 marks two inspiring milestones in his multi-faceted career. The Birmingham, Alabama based contemporary jazz guitarist is currently in the studio with his longtime band working on a project under the title, “25-30 Sessions,” indicating that this will be his 25th full length recording since launching his recording [...]


Cosy Cotton Band

Formed in 1986, the members had played previously in Dutch blues bands. The Cosy Cotton band toured in Holland, Germany and Belgium, and accompanied many American blues players on tour all over Europe. The band played at many important Blues and Jazz Festivals, on the same bill with big names as BB King, Ray Charles, [...]


Delbert Bernabela

MEMORIES OF TOMORROW a band formed by Aruban saxophonist/producer/educator, and composer, Delbert Bernabela, ( currently living in the Netherlands, from where he extensively works and tours in Europe and also the Caribbean, US and South America. He fronts the band together with son David Bernabela who has been working on creating his own sound and [...]



Oruba, a new project who’s making his debut on the Caribbean Jazz Festival with young talented musicians Aruba has cultivated in the last 30 years. Reno Steba, who is living in The Netherlands and has worked and toured with many well-known artists in Europe and abroad, is the founder of this group and intends to [...]