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Wed 09 December

Benjamin Herman & Robin Nolan Trio in BIRD

After following Robin Nolan for about 20 years, saxophone player Benjamin Herman saw his dream finally become reality: a collaboration resulting in a gypsy Jazz record. On Wednesday December 9th, Benjamin Herman takes the stage with Robin Nolan’s trio where they’ll perform tracks from their new album, Swing de Paris.

Sat 28 November


On this Black Saturday a procession of Krampusses will be marching through the streets of Rotterdam once again!

Sun 06 December

Untitled presents: Pierre van Duijl, Ernest van der Kwast & Raoul Deleo

Music from Pierre van Duijl, words spoken by Ernest van der Kwast & drawings from Raoul Deleo. Be invited and enjoy a beautiful & lazy Sunday afternoon! :)

Sun 29 November

Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea

Tottenham - Chelsea Live @ Panenka

Sat 28 November

Manchester City - Southampton

Man City - Southampton Live @ Panenka

Fri 04 December


The continuation of the unique event series for original (pop)music culture & art made on German soil. In previous years cult acts like PALAIS SCHAUMBURG, BODENSTÄNDIG 2000, DER PLAN, CHRIS IMLER, and ECHO KRANK all found their way to ‘Ein Abend In WORM’. This should be enough of an indication to save this date! With kind support from Goethe-Institut Niederlande.

Sat 28 November


On the 28th of November BUITEN IN BAR with Eiland Gasten takes place in BAR, including light cords, the bikini lady, Eiland Gasten-cocktails and all other ingredients from the infamous Buiten Gebruik parties. This night will be a big edition: three rooms with music instead of one!

Tue 01 December

Kino Klub Goethe: Unter Schnee

In December Kino Klub Goethe presents a poetical film befitting the season: “Unter Schnee” by Ulrike Ottinger. Come join us for the screening at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, as always with an introduction by film expert Peter Bosma and a glass of German wine!

Tue 01 December

World Aids Day Rotterdam

Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the world to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV. On December 1st we are organizing different activities in the centre of Rotterdam. So come along and visit the activities on December 1st! There will be a GGD bus to provide information, photo- exposition, brassband and a lot more!

Wed 23 December

Amy Winehouse Tribute (BIRDsessions)

This entire night is dedicated to British Soul and Jazz singer Amy Winehouse. Who really doesn’t need any further introduction. Line up: Niek de Bruijn (drums), Daniël Arthur Eskens (bass), Richie Reichgelt (guitar), Marinus van den Brink (piano), Tom Ridderbeekx (trumpet), Emiel van der Heide (tenor saxophone) and Peter Broekhuizen (baritone saxophone)

Wed 16 December

XYZ Quintet (BIRDsessions)

The Polish saxophone player Lukasz Sokolowski paired with the rest of his quintet will make sure the night is filled with nice melodies, rich harmonies and tight grooves. The quintet plays covers and arrangements of famous (and less famous) Funk and Fusion artists. Line up: Yuri Bakker (piano), Andres Pasinetti (flute), Lukasz Sokolowski (saxophone), Dirk de Nijs (drums) and Jiroh Matulessy (bass)

Wed 09 December

Maarten Hogenhuis / Miguel Rodríguez (BIRDsessions

Besides leader of his own quartet and trio, Maarten Hogenhuis is also a member of power Jazz group BRUUT! and the somewhat anarchistic Jazz band The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble. He collaborated with Benjamin Herman, Caro Emerald and the New Cool Collective Big Band.

Wed 02 December

Thomas Pol in America (BIRDsessions)

Thomas Pol has been playing the bass for almost his entire life. He recently finished his master in New Orleans, where he also recorded an album, which will be released soon. He played with musicians such as Wessell Anderson, Jamison Ross, Stanton Moore, Herlin Riley and Gregory Porter. He played at festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest and Liberation festival. Line up: Thomas Pol (bass), Jasper van Damme (saxophone), Federico Castelli (guitar), Jorn ten Hoopen (guitar) and Jamie Peet (drums)

Fri 04 December

PHOTON / Scuba, Mattheis, Niels Trotsenburg & more

PHOTON is a night on which the rules of time and space don’t exist. An ode to infinity brought to life with a line-up of electronic music and visual art.

Entrance for the party is free of charge, but tickets are limited. Register at www.concept56.nl to get your tickets!

Fri 04 December


Do you like catchy pop tunes, groovy jazz, classical or world music? How about some very good spoken word artists? You can expect all of that, freshly baked for you on the evening of 4 December at Studio de Bakkerij.

Wed 13 January

Rotterdam lacht! Comedy Night

Award-winning comedian Bob Slayer finally comes to the Netherlands and he chose Rotterdam as the location for his Dutch debut. Be ready to be wowed! This man has stories galore! About his time as a manager and as a…

Thu 17 December

Mendelssohn and Mozart by Camerata Rotterdam

The young group of musicians at Camerata Rotterdam will present works by Mendelssohn and Mozart during a concert at Pro Rege on 17 December.

Fri 11 December

Debussy and Mahler by Camerata Rotterdam

The young and innovative orchestra Camerata Rotterdam will present works by Mahler and Debussy during an intimate concert in the Pelgrimsvaderkerk on 11 December.

Fri 11 December

360 Degrees: Ge-ology & Lakuti

Crowned with the Rotterdam Music Award for Best Club Night has House at its basis with flashes of obscure Afrobeat, Disco, Boogie and Electronica. This time, Ge-ology digs up the best tracks from his deep record collection and Lakuti throws in some Soul for good measure.

Fri 11 December

HOELAHOEP 2 Year Anniversary

Tonight’s the two year anniversary of Hoelahoep so it’s time for a celebration! And leave it up to Hoelahoep to make it an unforgettable one!