Capetown International Jazz Festival; March 29-30 2019

Capetown International Convention Center [Cape Town, Western Cape 8001]

Event info
Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 am
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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Featuring artists from a variety of musical styles, the CTIJF 2019 line-up promises to satisfy the tastes of every music lover, with diverse audio explorations and the very best of the past, present and future of jazz genres.
 Ten-time Grammy Award winner, Queen of Funk Chaka Khan (USA); multiple awardwinning jazz pianist Eliane Elias (Brazil); multi-instrumentalist, neo-soul group Moonchild (USA); South Africa’s first all-female big band, The Lady Day Big Band (SA); and local sensation, singer/songwriter Shekhinah (SA). South African jazz legend Don Laka (SA); chart-topping vocalist Craig Lucas (SA); seven-piece indigenous band known for their outstanding live performances BCUC (SA); local jazz master and saxophonist Don Vino (SA); rapper Sho Madjozi (SA); creative phenomenon and vocalist Ntsika (SA); and two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir (SA)Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (USA), led by organ virtuoso Cory Henry; The Mike Rossi Project featuring John Fedchock (SA/USA); London-based saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia (UK)South Peninsula High School Band (SA) chosen from a selection of school bands who participated in the festival’s annual Sustainable Training & Development Music & Career programme; Bickram Gosh Quartet (India)The Reza Khota Quartet (SA)Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble (USA)Alfa Mist (UK)The Mill (SA/Swiss); Los Angeles-based musical duo Knower (Full Band) (USA).

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);

South African artists working alongside band members from other countries include guitarist Vuma Levin (SA) appearing with his quartet; African Time Meeting Legends OverTime ft Herbie Tsoali, Sydney Mnisi, Feya Faku, Andile Yenana and Kevin Gibson (SA); Legendary pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab (SA), born Christopher James Schilder into one of Cape Town’s famous musical families in 1954; Penny whistler and vocalist Morris Goldberg (SA), who has performed with legends like Miriam Makeba and recorded with singer Paul Simon; Singer-songwriter Steve Kekana (SA); Top instrumentalists Mahube (SA), co-directed by Bokani Dyer and featuring Mbuso Khoza, Siya Makuzeni, Hope Masike (Zimbabwe) and Xixel Langa (Mozambique); the Sekunjalo Edujazz Big Band (SA); and espYoungLegends 2019 winner Edgar Muzah & Friends (SA).
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