Jazz is a part of Rotterdam’s DNA. From the very first buds of jazz in the late nineteenth century to a series of leading jazz clubs throughout the twentieth century, jazz is thriving in Rotterdam. And Rotterdam is developing jazz: the city offers the first major jazz education in Europe and is home to one of the largest jazz festivals in the world, the North Sea Jazz Festival. Live@BIRD’s activities are part of a continuation of this tradition and contribute to Rotterdam continuing to be a typical jazz city.

Live@BIRD holds a unique position in Rotterdam’s nightlife and is responsible for BIRD’s complete live line-up with a young, contemporary and talented program bursting at the seams with jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, electronica and pop. The result is a fresh, modern line-up that aligns perfectly with the musical experience of a young new generation of music lovers.

PBO status (ANBI)

Live@BIRD is a PBO. PBO stands for Public Benefit Organization (ANBI or Algemeen nut beogende instelling in Dutch).

From January 1, 2012 onward, donors to cultural PBOs have access to an additional gift deduction. Private individuals may deduct 1.25 times the amount of their donation from their income tax return. Businesses that pay corporation tax may deduct 1.5 times the amount of their donation from their corporation tax return.

From January 1, 2014, every PBO is obligated to grant insight into certain data. The goal is to be as transparent as possible for (potential) donors. Below you’ll find the data required by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. If you’re interested in becoming a Live@BIRD donor, please get in touch with our business leader, Nina Draaijers. You can call her on +31 6 46 20 61 71 or email her at nina@jazzpodiumrotterdam.nl.

The name of the organization: Stichting Jazzpodium Rotterdam
RSIN (Legal Entities & Partnerships Identification Number): 820602929
Mailing address: Postbus 177, 3000 AD, Rotterdam


Live@BIRD has formulated the following goals:
● Offering a high-quality, current, national and international music program to the broadest possible audience by staging concerts.
● Making an essential contribution to the development of young talent and not yet established musicians.
● Making an essential contribution to the development of jazz and related music by investing in experiments and crossovers.
● Playing an important role in the development and enlivenment of the immediate surroundings and acting as a bridge between the Hofbogen and the adjacent city center. BIRD is a catalyst and, as a trendy hangout, an important development factor for the urban area.

Policy plan outline

You can view our multi-year policy plan for 2017-2020 here (in Dutch) and the policy plan for 2018 (in Dutch) here.

Board members and roles

Chairman: Nelis Albers
Treasurer: Ben Giezenaar
Board Member: Hugo Dirkson
Board Member: Rob Steenhoek
Business Leader: Nina Draaijers

Remuneration policy

Live@BIRD staff work on a freelance basis with a contract length lasting the period of the multi-year policy plan (2017-2020). The staff comprises the Business Leader (0.5 FTE), Programming Team (0.5 FTE) and Publicity Department (1.4 FTE), and receives a competitive remuneration that is lower than the collective employment contract for Dutch venues (CAO Nederlandse Podia).

The board of Stichting Jazzpodium Rotterdam is unsalaried.
You can view the 2017 annual report here (in Dutch) and see an overview of activities completed in 2017 (in Dutch) here.

Financial accountability

View the concise operating account for 2016 and the balance data for 2016 in Dutch here.