Capetown International Jazz Festival; March 29-30 2019
Capetown International Convention Center [Cape Town, Western Cape 8001]
|Date:||March 29, 2019|
|Location:||Capetown International Convention Center|
|Address:||Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001|
Affectionately referred to as ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering’ by both South African and international media, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), now preparing for its 20th year celebration, is an annual event. It is famous for delivering a star-studded line up. 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. This year, the festival will boast multiple stages, over 40 artists, performing over 2 nights. The programming, unique to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, is made up of South African and international artists respectively. The festival hosts an excess of 30, 000 music lovers over the 2 days.
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Modern jazz guitarist John Scofield will perform with an inter-generational band for a musical combustion, billed as John Scofield’s “COMBO 66” featuring Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart (USA); Ben Volpeliere–Pierrot who performs as the sole remaining member of popular band Curiosity Killed the Cat (UK); Multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton who performs as FKJ (FRANCE); Acoustic-electronica band GoGo Penguin (UK); Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Richard Bona (CAMEROON); Musician, composer and cultural researcher Ndaka Yo Wiñi (ANGOLA); Re-Percussions ft. Moses Boyd, DJ Lag, Tiago Correia-Paulo, Nonku Phiri & Mandla Mlangeni (UK/SA/MOZ);