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19th #CTIJF

19th #CTIJF

The Mother of all festivals, the Father of legendary South Africans musicians’ carriers, Africa’s grandest gathering. It all been said in the past and it’s all true. Cape Town International Jazz Festival is just around the corner.

With 18 outstanding line-ups in the past, espAfrica, the event organizers, promises to keep challenge their own standards.

23 & 24 of March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.


Artists include:
ALISTAIR IZOBELL (South Africa)
AMANDA BLACK (South Africa)
BILLY MONAMA: GRAZROOTS PROJECT (South Africa)
BLINKY BILL & SIBOT’S AFROFUNK SPACESHIP (Kenya / South Africa)
CLAIRE PHILLIPS (South Africa)
CORINNE BAILEY RAE (United Kingdom)
espYOUNGLEGEND 2018 winner – JARRAD RICKETTS (South Africa)
JORDAN RAKEI (New Zealand)
KEENAN AHRENDS QUINTET (South Africa)
LOUIS MOHOLO – MOHOLO presents 5 BLOKES 1 DOLL (South Africa)
MABUTA (South Africa)
MI CASA (South Africa)
MILES MOSLEY (United States of America)
MULATU ASTATKE (Ethiopia)
NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI: INNER DIMENSIONS COLLECTIVE (South Africa / Swiss)
NICHOLAS PAYTON: AFRO-CARIBBEAN MIXTAPE (United States of America)
NICKY SCHRIRE (South Africa)
R&R=NOW: Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, Justin Tyson (United States of America)
SEKUNJALO EDUJAZZ BAND (South Africa)
THE SETTLERS HIGH SCHOOL BAND (South Africa)
SEU JORGE presents THE LIFE AQUATIC / A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE (Brazil)
SISONKE XONTI (South Africa)
THE FEYA FAKU SPIRIT UNIT (South Africa)
THE LOUIZ BANKS QUARTET (India)
THE SOIL (South Africa)
TROMBONE SHORTY (United States of America)
VIJAY IYER SEXTET (United States of America)

If you are in town but didn’t manage to get yourself a ticket, look for the largest, free community concert held for the public just a day or two before.

Tickets are available at Computicket. Full info on http://www.capetownjazzfest.com/

CTIJF 2018 Second Artist Announcement made on 30 Jan:

Incognito’s (UK)

Simphiwe Dana’s (SA)

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes (USA)- played with icons such as Ray Charles, Flying Lotus, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Bilal and many more.

Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane (SA)

Manny Walters (SA)

The Surge (SA/Russia/Slovakia/Morocco/USA/ Kyrgyzstan)

N8N (Belgium)

The Liberation Project (SA)

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