Triple Play: Three North Sea Jazz Festival Blindfold Tests

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At the 2018 North Sea Jazz Festival—held July 13–15 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands—DownBeat embarked upon an unparalleled, ambitious plan: Correspondent Dan Ouellette conducted onstage Blindfold Tests with three acclaimed artists during the event.

To read the Blindfold Test with vocalist Kurt Elling, click here.

To read the Blindfold Test with vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, click here.

To read the Blindfold Test with pianist Vijay Iyer, click here. DB



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