Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town International Jazz Festival © AndrÃ©-Pierre du Plessis
Ranked as one of the five best jazz festivals around the world, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is a must for jazz fanatics visiting the city. Cape Town comes alive for two days in March to the captivating beat of swinging jazz music from around the world. Hosting about 40 international and African stars, the CTIJF is an awe inspiring musical jam of jazz and its popular music relatives, soul, funk, kwaito, blues and more. Hosting the likes of Cesaria Evora, Herbie Hancock, Youssou N'dour, India Arie, Randy Crawford, Hugh Masekela, George Duke, Al Di Meola, Archie Shepp, Erykah Badu, Miriam Makeba, Andreas Vollenweider and Angie Stone, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is one dynamic music event not to be missed. Even those who don't consider themselves initiates in the love of jazz will find the big live performances accessible and exciting. There are also workshops and classes to attend during the festival, revolving naturally around jazz music but also a number of interesting artistic subjects, like photography and music journalism. To see a programme for the festival and to book tickets check out the official website listed below.
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Date: 1 - 2 April 2016