Hania Rani is one of those artists you only come across once every 100 years. The neoclassical pianist lets a sea of emotions well up at the touch of a button. Her music enraptures you; elusive yet accessible like a full moon shining over a lake at night. It seems so close, but it’s so far away.
Singer-songwriter of Americana and folk music, artist and writer Josh Ritter is one of the most thoughtful and prolific voices of our time. His career started twenty years ago with the breakthrough album Hello Starling (2003). On a special tour, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band celebrate the 20th anniversary of this album, playing it live in its entirety, and much more.
De Britse singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae was in juli nog in Rotterdam voor het Diaspora Suite-concert van North Sea Jazz, samen met o.a. het Metropole Orkest. Ruim vijftien jaar geleden verwierf ze bekendheid met haar soulvolle stem en door haar hit Put Your Records On.
Their sound is a blend of Sammy’s influences, rooted in classic rock, folk and funk and sprinkled with soul and jazz. Complete with a rhythm section, two saxophones, keyboards and plenty of percussion, Sammy Rae & The Friends deliver their energetic, spirited and uninhibited shows to sold-out venues across the US and Europe.
Under the name Matthew and the Atlas, singer-songwriter Matthew Hegarty writes warm, acoustic folk songs interspersed with subtle electronics and arranged pop. With profound lyrics and Hegarty’s warm voice, Matthew and the Atlas knows how to touch the audience and take them on an emotional journey. The songs are poetic stories and have themes such as love, loss and the search for meaning in life.
The sensational, cinematic break-beat trio GoGo Penguin is coming back to Rotterdam! The band from Manchester is known for its acoustic electronica, full of video game bleeps, glitchy breakbeats, hypnotic melodies and propulsive bass lines. Think an intoxicating concoction from Aphex Twin to Ishmael Ensemble, from Debussy to Portico Quartet and Bonobo to Kamasi Washington.
Jungle By Night bestaat uit een scala aan synthesizers, drums, bas, gitaar en percussie, versterkt door een trompet, saxofoon en trombone. Van eerdere albums met blazers tot een sterkere focus op de elektronische groove op hun nieuwste werk; Jungle By Night is niet bang voor vernieuwing maar blijft tegelijkertijd enorm trouw aan hun steeds groter wordende fanbase.
Mamas Gun – the band name is taken from an Erykah Badu album – is known for their impressive live performances and highly infectious sound, which some say can be compared to Jamiroquai, Maroon 5 and even the Average White Band. The band has charted well in the UK charts and has received praise from The Sunday Times, Billboard, The Guardian and Uncut Magazine.
Omdat het concert van Alexis Ffrench op 5 december 2023 in Arminius zo snel was uitverkocht geeft de Britse klassieke soulpionier, producer en pianist een extra concert op 4 december. Tickets zijn direct verkrijgbaar via Ticketmaster.
With over half a billion streams and nearly 3 million monthly listeners, Alexis Ffrench is one of the most popular classical musicians today. In his ‘classic soul’ sound he combines Bach, Debussy, Hollywood and gospel.
The authentic mix of pop, electronica and influences from her Kurdish roots has brought Naaz a lot of fame in the Netherlands. With her unique, pure and powerful voice, Naaz sings about personal subjects that have been cleverly translated into heartfelt lyrics.
It’s a struggle to come off as loose as Elephant. After the acclaimed breakthrough album Big Thing (2022), the Rotterdam indie band tackles their own cynicism on the follow-up Shooting for the Moon with irresistible guitar melodies, steadfast nonchalance and lyrics that make the routine seem a little more romantic. The summer sun shines full on the four of them and they will embrace it, because for them nothing is as radical as peace and optimism.