With a truly heartfelt rendition of his home country’s national music, Jorge Celedón takes the stage on the 12th edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. Suave rhythms, swaying accordions and the soothing voice of Celedón will send you on a sweet trip into the folk music of Colombia.
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 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 [...]
Eric Darius Eric Darius was born in Livingston, New Jersey, raised in Tampa, Florida, and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. He grew up in a very musical family to a Haitian father, who is a bass player and Jamaican mother, who is a singer and piano player. That Caribbean influence was passed down to [...]
Montis, Goudsmit & Directie share a passion for groove and a true love for funky Soul Jazz. Organ beast Frank Montis grooves like no other and regularly met Goudsmit & Directie on sessions. An absolute killer combo, so they turned out to be, that will set any audience on fire. A trio was born.
Eduardo Proveyer, "El Prove", saxophonist of excellence and native of the heart of Havana (Cayo Hueso, cradle of talented musicians) proposes to delight us with a band of all star musicians in a typical and traditional format. To understand the essence of this musical project by Eduardo Proveyer "EL PROVE", we must refer from the [...]
One day a group of young musical friends, all of them originating from the island of Bonaire and residing in Aruba, came together with the idea to form a folk group to keep the Bonairean folk music alive in Aruba. The plan was to perform on Sundays for friends and families, for example for Bonairean [...]
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, [...]
MEMORIES OF TOMORROW a band formed by Aruban saxophonist/producer/educator, and composer, Delbert Bernabela, (delbertbernabela.com) 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 [...]
Versatile, articulate and dynamic. These are just some of the words that describes these young artists. Sharing a passion for contemporary jazz music, it was relatively easy for this trio to assemble for this edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. Individually, a lot can be said about what these artists have achieved. Since the [...]
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 [...]
After playing the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival for the first time in 2011 as the drummer of Candy Dulfer’s band, it was a delight for me to be asked back again for last year’s edition. This time “as myself”, opening both festival nights from The Naked Stage, just me and my drum kit, no amps. [...]