Festival Amersfoort Jazz
The annual Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz is one of the oldest festivals in the Netherlands. It is a four day event hosting over 350 performing artists on multiple in- and outdoor stages and is yearly visited by over 80.000 visitors.
Amersfoort Jazz has a broad view on Jazz & World music; the main musical requirement is the element of improvisation incorporated in the act. Since its fusion with the Global Village Festival in 2012, more acts on the crossroads of jazz and world fusion became part of the genre exceeding cross-over program.
Since 1979, the Amersfoort Jazz festival hostes Dutch jazz masters and young talents of the next generation, next to many international guests. Over the years artists like Curtis Fuller, Toots Thielemans, Fatoumata Diawara. Deborah Brown, Gino Vannelli, Ronnie Cuber, Tommy Smith, Niladri Kumar, Houston Person, Eric Alexander, Silvia Perez Cruz, Marco Mezquida and Dr, Lonnie Smith performed at the festival in Amersfoort.
Nowadays, two main elements of the festival Amersfoort Jazz catch the eyes and ears of the beholder: on the one hand the Sena Performers International Jazz Laureate Festival and on the other the Focus on World Jazz from a country abroad.
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