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Denise Jannah: "This woman can make you dream, cry, and fall in love. What more could you desire...."( The Music Advocate )" Jannah's voice is fine-rich, certain and teeming with a candor undiminished by the artifice of record-making" (Down Beat)
She was almost everywhere in the landscape of jazz. At the international jazzfestivals , touring around in the US , Europe and recently Israel. She started with the general repertoire of jazz and is now concentrating on her own compositions; her last CD, "Gezongen Gedichten" ( Singing Poems ) is a great hit. Listen to the voice of a great ladysinger, born in Surinam, living in the Netherlands and with her heart in the world of jazz.

Ced Ride: There could be an interesting book about Ced Ride. He is a phenomenon, a multi artist : painting, singing, writing and also a theater-man. His musical interest is broad- from tumba to jazz but always connected to the place where his heart, home and his cultural identity is : the Antilles. There is no further introduction needed on the Harbourtown Bonaire Jazz Festival; everybody knows and loves Ced Ride.
Look out for:" Yo y el son " a new cd which is under construction now.

Cedric Dandare: We are lucky that Cedric is back in Curacao after 25 years being abroad. He is really the first man who composed jazz with a splendid mix of Antillean music. Playing almost everywhere, including the North Sea Festival, playing with Paquito Derivera and Roy Hargrove, he made cd' s with Izaline Calister, Randal Corsen and many others. He will do some special compositions of his own and a surprising duet with Denise Jannah.

Avila Blues House band: Already more then ten years the nucleus of Jazz at the Avila Blues Café in Curacao and experienced sidemen of many stars at the café and at festivals .This time they are the accompany of Denise Jannah and Ced Ride.
Ronchi Matthews, keyboard. Hershel Rosario, bass. Marlon Conradus , drums and with a special guest Pierre Dunker on bass.

Cuban Express: The memories to the Buena Social Vista Club of Cuba will never be surmounted but Cuban Express does take you back in that atmosphere.
Cuban and Latin music mixed with all those jazzy elements which made that music to an hype. Cuban Express, musicians from Curacao and some Cubans do remind us of an important event in jazz.

X- Hale: Four young guys, born in Germany and many years living in the Netherlands and connected through their jazz study in the 90's at Conservatorium in Arnhem launched X-Hale in 2004: modern jazz, with no aversion to funk and drum' n bass elements. Powerful, swinging jazz, straightforward with a refreshing own versatile sound in jazz. A promising quartet!
Clemens Horn, keyboard, Jan Flubacher, bass. Eike Druck, saxophones and Christoph Krieger, drums.

Freewinds Band featuring Stacey Francis: The Freewinds Band, since 1988, is a very special group. They played with many great stars in jazz like Chick Corea and John Novello. They are a well known guest in the harbour of Bonaire and made great shows in the jazzclub of Bonaire with local artists. They will be present in our Festival with a very special vocalist: Stacey Francis. The band includes Steven Schlussel (bass & vocals), John Politakis (drums) and Patrick Zagury (guitar & vocals) and some additional guests from Curacao and Bonaire.

Delbert Bernabela Band: The band is a collective which has blossomed over the years of performing and composing together in different settings, which has produced several fine recordings. Although everyone has performed internationally, this will be the first international outing for the band in this setting.
A selection of CD's will be for sale during the festival. ( Latin and Kryoio )
Delbert Bernabela, saxophones and flute. Franklin Granadillo, trumpet. Johnny Scharbaaij , keyboard. Ivan Quandus , bass and Carlos Bislip, drums.

Latin Quartet:
Robbie Swinkels, guitar.
Andreina Marcano , vocals.
Carlos Jimenez, conga's & percussion.
Pepe on tenorsax.

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Stingrays: Douwe Stingray , guitar. Steve Stingray, vocals. Orlando Stingray , bass and Dick Stingray, drums.

Bonaire Jazz Trio: Guus Gerritsen, tenor sax. Benji, guitar. Lando Tjin Asjoe , bass.
Guests: Linda Anthony,vocals. Henk Roozendaal, harmonica. Pieter Gerritsen, keyboard. Chris Morkos, drums.

Sound en Light: Loud and Clear Sound Curaçao

MC: Harrold Vaseur

Tickets for sale at Plaza Resort, Kontiki, City Café, Bongos Beach, TCB , Bonaire Boekhandel and at the gates of the main concer.

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