As summer leans toward autumn, the Caribbean island of Curacao heats up with performances by some of the best jazz, R&B and contemporary artists at the island’s annual North Sea Jazz Festival.
Centered near Willemstad at the site of the World Trade Center, three stages – two outside and one inside – were set up September 3-5 this year on the edge of Piscadera Bay to accommodate the artists and fans.
Performers included Bettye Lavette, Cassandra Wilson, Charles Brady, Emeli Sande, Enrique Iglesias, Gregory Porter, John Legend, Lionel Richie, Randy Newman, The Isley Brothers, The Pointer Sisters, The Stanley Clarke Band, Usher, Wyclef Jean, Juanes and Oscar D’Leon.
For more information, visit the website for the 2015 festival on the Caribbean island of Curacao; for tentative information on the 2016 festival, click here. The festival is connected to the original North Sea Jazz Festival that takes place in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands where the next festival will take place in July 2016.