Branford Marsalis and his quartet have been added to the lineup of musicians performing during this year’s Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival.
Sting, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Ruben Blades and Earth, Wind & Fire will also be performing during the two-day festival, scheduled for Sept. 2-3.
“Our incredible line-up of iconic award-winning artists, including Stevie Wonder, Sting and now the Branford Marsalis Quartet, will be a huge draw for this year’s Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival,” Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America André Rojer said in a news release. “Building on the success of last year’s Festival, this year’s event is sure to heighten awareness of Curaçao as the hottest island in the Caribbean, as evidenced by the many hotels that are already fully booked for the Festival dates.”
This year’s festival will be held at the island’s World Trade Center in Piscadera Bay. Upwards of 18,000 people attended last year’s festival. In the week leading up to the festival, a number of Curaçaoän artists are expected to perform in various “pop up” concerts around the island.
For more information about the festival, visit www.curacaonorthseajazz.com.
IF YOU GO: American Airlines and Insel Air offer service to Curaçao from Miami. Continental Airlines offers service from Newark, and Insel Air has launched service to the island from Charlotte. Charlotte, Miami and Newark are easily accessible from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.