Amersfoort World Jazz Festival

Meet the Team! Floor Visser does the production at the Amersfoort World Jazz Festival. She was born and raised in Amersfoort.

I have been doing production since 2007. I started as a volunteer at the festival in 2006. At the time we were 8 volunteers. On Friday evening Alexander told us what we were going to do, then on to the Rabobank sponsor drinks and on Saturday and Sunday we played the stages. On Sunday at 7:00 PM we were all eating pizza and it was ready.

That has changed over the years. We now have about 50 volunteers who work as stage managers, audience guidance, artist hospitality, set-up and dismantling, drivers and much more. Everyone has their own skills and wishes and it is always quite a job to get everyone in the right place, but that is also a lot of fun! People who are fully committed to making the festival a success for both the artists and the audience for a few days.

I am also concerned with permits and safety, logistics of materials and artists, I arrange stages and make agreements with all locations where we program performances. I also maintain contact with everyone involved in the festival. From suppliers to the catering industry, the tourist office, municipality and the carillonneurs.

We have been working on this all year round. If all the pieces of the puzzle fall together during the festival and all visitors and artists enjoy what we have created, that may be the most beautiful thing there is!