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Jazz Festival Eindhoven

In the first weekend of November 2023, the 11th edition of So What's Next Jazz Festival Eindhoven will take place. The international jazz festival that takes its name from the legendary jazz track So What and the relentless innovative drive of its creator Miles Davis, has been totally revamped and offers an inspiring sampling of contemporary jazz with an adventurous mix of established names and high-profile rising stars on the cutting edge of funk, jazz, hip-hop, dance and rock. With a Clubnight on Friday 3 November, the big Festival Night on Saturday 4 November and So What's Next Around Town on Sunday 5 November, So What's Next offers a long weekend of top international jazz in the centre of Eindhoven.

Friday, 3 November | So What's Next X Sublime ClubNight

So What's Next and the jazz/soul radio station Sublime are once again joining forces for the So What's Next X Sublime ClubNight. It will be an evening of groovy jazz and funky soul. Artists like Montis, Goudsmit & Directie, and the new British R&B sensation Reuben James will take the stage, and you can dance to the jazz and soul tunes spun by Sublime's well-known DJs Turne and Jason Lemonth, well past midnight! The ClubNight marks the start of the So What's Next Jazzfestival Eindhoven. There's only a limited number of tickets available for the ClubNight, so make sure to get yours quickly!

Saturday, 4 November | So What's Next Festival Night

The heart of the festival weekend is the grand Festival Night on Saturday 4 November from 16h30 to 01h00. No less than 15 established names and high-profile rising stars will perform on all stages of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. They are all different in their own sound and performance but have one thing in common: they all seek out the edges of jazz.

The first names for the Festival Night have now been announced: American keyboard player/singer Cory Henry, known from Snarky Puppy, saxophonist and most important exponent of the hip UK jazz scene Nubya Garcia, Eindhoven phenomenon Fresku with his full live band, jazz legend Joe Lovano in collaboration with Danish guitarist Jakob Bro and an all-star band, and the men of Gallowstreet who will present their brand new album Lowlands live. And that is only the beginning: many more names will follow soon. Ticket sales for Festival Night on Saturday 4 November are open.

Line up Festival Night:

Benjamin Herman Trio • Butcher Brown • Cory Henry • Fresku • Gallowstreet • James Francies Trio • Joe Lovano & Jakob Bro • Joris Posthumus Trio • Nubya Garcia • Sabrina Starke • Sun-Mi Hong Quintet • Teus Nobel Acoustic Trio • The Jig • WAAN

Sunday, 5 November | So What's Next Around Town

Traditionally, the festival fans out on the Sunday afternoon towards a series of atmospheric stages in the city of Eindhoven for So What's Next Around Town. You can enjoy a fine selection of promising new bands and special projects from the broad spectrum of jazz. The bands come from America, Europe and, of course, the Netherlands. So What's Next is an extra attractive way to get to know the latest jazz talent because admission to all concerts is completely free. So bring the whole family, make your own itinerary and enjoy surprising live jazz, beautiful stages and the wonderful atmosphere in the city centre around So What's Next Around Town.

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