Thu 05 July
BoogieBall & BIRDsessions Official North Sea Jazz Afterparty
BIRD is one of the finest clubs for soul, hiphop, funk, new electronica and, of course, jazz. During North Sea Jazz Rotterdam will ooze Jazz and you know BIRD will have a part in. BIRD will organize the North Sea Jazz Festival afterparty and presents BoogieBall & BIRDsessions on July 6th and 7th.
BoogieBall has invited top artists to the afterparty, who will perform on North Sea Jazz. They will not sing or make music, but they will be spinning behind the turntables to play their favorite records. The Nigerian saxophonist Seun Kuti, son of afrobeat-pioneer Fela Kuti, will show his inner DJ on Friday. Mark de Clive-Lowe, one of the key figures in the world of broken beat and nu-jazz will keep the party going until the early hours along with late soul singer Tawiah (UK). And on Saturday there will be someone DJ’ing, who needs no introduction: the amazing singer Macy Gray.
Besides these international artists there will be more DJ’s such as DJ Thelonious, Lucky Dubz, Cutnice, Jazz Junkies and Marrichino spinning soul, funk, hip hop, boogie, jazz, broken beat and breaks records during the afterparty. Hosts of the evening are Esperanzah on Friday and GMB on Saturday.
StraightupJazz will be hosting the BIRDsession in the other room, with on both nights none other than Soweto Kinch as MC, saxophonist and sessionleader. This British altasaxophonist and rapper is the living proof that jazz and hiphop mix well. The feeling of the London street radiates through his fat beats and swirling solos.
On July 6th we will have Jason Lindner as a special guest. You may know him as a pianist of the band Meshell Ndegeocello and as Lauren Hill’s musical director. DJ, pianist, producer and componist Mark de Clive-Lowe is the special guest on July 7th. The young Herbie Hancock has already collaborated with greats such as Lauren Hill, 4Hero, DJ Spinna en Pino Palladino. This incredible line-up is filled up with the best Dutch jazz musicians: contrabassist Stefan Lievestro and drummer Mark Schilders.
Which other musicians will appear on stage is still a surprise. The musicians of Robert Glasper Experiment and the band of Chaka khan took the stage last year and gave an unforgettable performance so it will definitely be a special night!
When: Friday 6 and Saturday July 7 2012 Showtime: 00.00 uur (doors open: 23.00 uur). Entrance: € 10,- (presale) / € 13,- (at the door) / € 18,- (passe-partout, only in presale) Location: BIRD, Raampoortstraat 26, Rotterdam More info: www.bird-rotterdam.nl