Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival
Amersfoort Jazz is one of the oldest festivals in the Netherlands. This 4 day event hosts over 350 performing artists on multiple in- and outdoor stages and is yearly visited by over 80.000 visitors. The Amersfoort Jazz Festival hosted international guests like Curtis Fuller (2005), Candy Dulfer (2006 & 2012), Toots Thielemans (2008), Gino Vannelli (2008), Ronnie Cuber (2009), Oleta Adams (2010), Deborah Brown (2014), Fatoumata Diawara (2010), Blick Bassy (2011), Niladri Kumar (2011), Wouter Hamel (2011), Tommy Smith (2012), Rosenberg Trio (2012), Gatachew Mekuria (2013), Dr. Lonnie Smith (2013), Carel Kraayenhof (2015) and Izaline Calister (2016).
Amersfoort Jazz has a broad view on Jazz & World music; the main musical requirement is the element of improvisation incorporated in the act. The festival has multiple stages to facilitate each act, with the following programming lines:
- Honour our music legends
- Challenge young and upcoming talents
- Present unique combinations in XL concerts at big stages
- Present unique combinations in XS concerts at intimate stages
- Present a mixture of Dutch and international artists at the festival
- Present an artist in residence
- Present a focus-country at the festival
The festival hosts over 140 concerts each year and has fifteen in- and outdoor stages suitable for these various types of concerts. For professionals and performing artist the Observant serves as an artist pavilion, suitable for networking, meeting each other, restaurant, bar, informal jam sessions and a place where you can relax and put your feet up.
Download the information flyer about the Amersfoort Jazz Festival and its relation to JazzNL here.