The North Sea Jazz Festival returns for its 31st year this July 14-16 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Audiences can expect a wide range of genres-everything from jazz, blues and soul to funk, hip-hop and R&B. The North Sea Jazz Festival is described on its Web site as “a festival where, again and again, three generations of jazz lovers have been able to enjoy a varied program in a unique, intimate atmosphere.”
Though the festival has occurred for three decades, this year’s festival will be one of new beginnings, as it takes place at a different site due to concerns regarding construction and overcrowding in the previous venue. The new venue is called the Ahoy’ Rotterdam.