Cape Town Jazz Festival has grown into a hugely successful international event since its inception. Cape Town Jazz Festival is the flagship event for the leading events management and production company espAfrika, which has staged and produced several world-renowned events.
CAPE TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL
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Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The Cape Town International Jazz Festival 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.
The festival annually boasts 5 stages and over 40 artists performing over 2 nights. The programming – unique to the CTIJF is made up of a 50/50 split between South African artists and international artists respectively.
Legends of the past
Herbie Hancock, Youssou N’Dour, Toots Thielemans, Tower of Power, Isaacc Hayes, Cassandra Wilson, Cesária Évora, Chucho Valdés, Gino Vannelli, Dianne Reeves, Lauryn Hill, Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo, Jack DeJohnette.
The festival hosts in excess of 37, 000 music lovers over the 2 show days.
Held annually in the heart of the city at Green Market Square, this concert is the festivals’ way of showing appreciation to the people of Cape Town, by giving them a taste of some of the world-class performers at no charge, hence often drawing thousands of music lovers into the city.
Ticket prices (estimated) are as follows: R895 for a weekend pass and R590 for a day pass. Limited Rosies Stage tickets cost R30 per performance and will be available on www.computicket.com.
2017 line-up can be found here.