Bruno Mars / Photos courtesy of Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival
Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival • August/September 2014
For the past five editions, the hottest ticket on the island is without a question the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. Every year, Fundashon Bon Intenshon and partners have raised the bar by presenting lineups that satisfy every musical taste and manages to transcend the generations. From Latin superstars like Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, Mana and Carlos Santana, to Soul legends like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Gladys Knight have graced the stage with their unforgettable performances. Funk masters like Prince, Raphael Saadiq, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae, also made sure to leave their lasting mark. But the party isn’t restricted to the two-day event alone. Activities kick off all week with free concerts on the Brion Square, in addition to smaller warm up performances all over the island by buzz making up-and-coming musicians. Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival has become a signature event to be proud of, since it places Curaçao in the international spotlight and cementing the island as a must–go Caribbean destination.