From Tuesday, November 14 to Sunday, November 19 2023, the seventh edition of the Super-Sonic Jazz Festival will take place at Paradiso, De Duif and Rush Hour in Amsterdam. Today, the festival announces the latest names: Els Di Incredible, Estafette, Godsendo, Jembaa Groove, Platypus.
The annual Super-Sonic Jazz Festival is all about innovative jazz at the intersection of R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk and electronic music. The festival first took place in 2017; well-known names like Thundercat, Sons of Kemet, Steve Lacy, Domi and JD Beck, Yussef Dayes, Robert Glasper, Moses Sumney and Hiatus Kaiyote have graced the bill since then. Despite corona, the festival enjoyed successful editions in both 2020 and 2021. In November 2022, more than 5,000 visitors gathered over five days at Paradiso and unique concert venues such as De Duif and record shop Rush Hour.
Super-Sonic Jazz focuses on young people and encourages up-and-coming local talent. On the Sunday of the festival, only homegrown artists are on the programme this year. On 16 November, the compilation album ‘Super-Sonic Jazz Family Vol. 2’ will also be released on Super-Sonic Jazz Records: a cross-section of the contemporary jazz scene in the Netherlands. Some artists featured on the album will also perform on the festival’s Sunday.
The entire festival programme:
Tue November 14 at Paradiso · MoTo TroKo – SOLD OUT
Showcase of the Mokums Together & Trommel Kollektief (MoTo TroKo): a project consisting of musicians from, among others, Gallowstreet, Valvetronic and Brass Rave Unit, which brings together Amsterdam youths from different backgrounds weekly and trains them to become the city’s newest generation of brass musicians.
Wed November 15 at De Duif · Mammal Hands
English trio makes a light-footed and dreamy mix of jazz, electronic music and folk.
Thu November 16 at Rush Hour · Release party of Super-Sonic Jazz Family Vol. 2
Vinyl release party Super-Sonic Jazz Family Album Vol.2, a compilation album featuring 31 emerging and local talents.
Fri November 17 at Paradiso
With Durand Bernarr, Kara Jackson, ROLLERROLL, Sam Gendel, Sungazer and Tallulah Rose.
Night program: Gallowstreet (live), The New Originals Soundsystem, LIKEMINDS, Jembaa Groove, Estafette
Sat November 18 at Paradiso
With Gaidaa, Kassa Overall, Kokoroko, Theo Croker, Yazmin Lacey and Kuna Maze.
Night program: Super-Sonic Jazz Highlife Special with The Cavemen. (live) + Junya & Friends (live), THE NEW ORIGINALS Soundsystem + Godsendo
Sun November 19 at Paradiso
With Bnnyhunna, JAEL (live), SMANDEM, The Nest: Tallaluh Rose, Siegfried Hart, Joshua Lutz and Joop de Graaf, RADIOHOP, Super-Sonic Jam x The New Originals led by Els Di Incredible, Super-Sonic Jazz Family Album Comp. Volume 2 Live: Ava Lava, Hatoon, JELISA, Likeminds led by Yasper
Day tickets are available from €6.50, and passe-partout tickets are for sale from €79 (both incl. service costs, excl. Paradiso membership) via the ticket shop of Paradiso and Super-Sonic Jazz.