The Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2020

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2020

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is proud to announce the dates for the highly anticipated 2020 event. This star-studded festival will see some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians take to the stage to celebrate 21 years of Africa’s Grandest Gathering.

The award-winning Cape Town International Jazz Festival will be celebrating 21 years of bringing the best of jazz to the Mother City, on 27 and 28 March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Come and experience 21 years of Jazz Excellence:

  • The CTIJF has brought the greatest names in jazz and jazz-related music to the Mother City, from both South Africa and internationally, having hosted 2649 musicians over the past 20 years of the festival. In celebration of this milestone year, the 2020 CTIJF promises an unforgettable line-up of stellar local and international artists.
  • Alongside world-class performances, the CTIJF has also allowed the next generation of talent to grow through their robust Sustainable Training and Development programme. Through the programme, 2451 learners have participated in the Music and Careers workshops and 4000 students have attended the Master Classes, allowing them to tap into the knowledge of musical legends at the CTIJF, over the last 13 years.
  • In the spirit of making the world’s finest jazz accessible to the Cape Town community, the CTIJF has held its annual Free Community Concert for the public for the last 12 years. To date, over 162 000 people have experienced the rich legacy of jazz music at these concerts, held on Greenmarket Square.

With an economic contribution of almost R700 million in 2019, the impact of the festival reaches far beyond the music industry, explains Festival Director Billy Domingo.

“Over 20 unforgettable years, we have brought artists of only the highest calibre to Cape Town. With our experience in providing a platform for jazz excellence, Festinos can expect an unforgettable celebration with only the finest performances at the 2020 Festival. Festinos have discovered some amazing musical talents at CTIJF over the years, and we will continue to bring the very best talent to Cape Town for our 21st celebration,” he says.

This year, CTIJF is rewarding loyal Festinos, by reducing ticket prices in celebration of the 21st festival. Festival goers will save R291 on a two-day weekend pass in comparison to 2019 prices, and R201 on a one-day pass. General access tickets for the 2020 festival are available at Computicket from Tuesday 12 November 2019:

Weekend Pass: R999

Day Pass: R649

CTIJF 2020 award-winning VIP hospitality packages are on sale now, with two-day festival experiences starting from R2 999 ex VAT. Contact Samantha Pienaar on 021 671 0506 or email Alternatively visit for more information.

The festival’s producer, espAfrika was recently awarded the title of Best Event Production & Management Company in South Africa, in the 4th annual Global Hospitality Awards hosted by LUX Life, for their excellence in the global hospitality industry.



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