July 13 saw the start of
the North Sea Jazz Festival, which ran
for three days in Rotterdam at the venue
This festival has the highest concentration
of musical talent of virtually every discipline
-- from English pop star Jamiroquoi and rapper
megastar Kanye West to bass giants Marcus Miller
and Richard Bona with their respective bands.
Eight-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri was
there with LP® artist Giovanni Hidalgo.
Cachao, now approaching his 90th birthday,
performed with his band that included LP endorser
Special thanks is extended to my ever-dependable
assistant Dwight Muskita for fetching my family
and me from Schipol Airport, and to endorser
Jeroen de Rijk for getting us back to the airport
for our trip home. Very special thanks also
goes to Norman Pattiwael for making sure that
the festival percussionists' LP gear was set
up properly and in good working condition.
Enjoy the images from these historic musical
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