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The 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival
March 11, 2018, 2:57 pm

The 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival will be held on 23 and 24 March  at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. This proudly South African produced event is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) each year on the last weekend of March or the first weekend of April.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is the flagship event for the leading events management and production company espAfrika, which has staged and produced several world-renowned events.

Affectionately referred to as 'Africa’s Grandest Gathering', the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The festival, now preparing for its 19thyear, is an annual event famous for delivering a star-studded line up of some of the Best South African and International Jazz artists. The programming - unique to the CTIJF is made up of a 50/50 split between South African artists and international artists respectively.

The festival annually boasts 5 stages with more than 40 artists performing over 2 nights. The festival hosts in excess of 37, 000 music lovers over the 2 show days.

Some of the top musicians that will perform this year are:

  • 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)
  •  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)
  •  Incognito (United Kingdom)
  •  Manny Walters (South Africa)
  •  Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite For Ma Dukes (United States Of America)
  •  N8n (Belgium)
  •  Sibusiso Mashiloane (South Africa)
  •  Simphiwe Dana (South Africa)
  •  The liberation project Acoustic Band  (South Africa)
  •  The surge (South Africa / Russia / Slovakia / Morocco / United States Of America / Kyrgyzstan)
  •  The boy's doin' it "a celebration of hugh masekela's life and music (south africa)
  •  Tank and the Bangas (United States Of America)
  • Masego (United States Of America)
  • Black motion (South Africa)
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