Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016


Despite having breath taking beaches, the stunning Table Mountain, museums that reflect the area’s apartheid not-so forgettable past and shark diving eco-tours; the Western Cape (Cape Town) is the holy land for Jazz lovers. From the traditional blues through progressive jazz to African-influenced jazz, every taste is catered for at a number of restaurants, jazz cafés, pubs and cigar bars. The peak jazz event in South Africa is the annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival.


Affectionately referred to as ‘Africa’s grandest gathering’, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is currently one of the largest jazz festivals on the African continent and top five in the world, with varieties of performances by a mix of over 40 international and local artistes; and attendances from over 38,000 jazz and jazz-related music lovers.

What makes the proudly South African music festival famous is not only the deep rich history of South African Jazz and the unequalled vibrant atmosphere the event brings alive, but also the fact that it brings together people from all over the world in the soul and spirit of music. Any lover of jazz already knows the essence of this festival and their calendars are ticked by now. However, neutrals will also find the performances exciting and the area in general, accessible.


The star-studded line-up this year includes Grammy-nominated songwriter, Angie Stone (US); three-time solo bassist award-winner, Victor Wooten (USA); Grammy-nominated jack swing trio, SWV (USA); Grammy-nominated duo, Amadou & Mariam (Mali); classically trained trio, BadBadNotGood (Canada), Mafikizolo (SA), Tsepo Tshola (SA), Afrika Mkhize (SA) and many more.


The 2016 edition of the festival will take place at the accustomed Cape Town International Convention Centre, from Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April 2016, on five different stages providing a weekend’s worth of performances by the various invited artistes.


Asides the jazz music festival, It is hard to think of anything not worth doing in Cape Town; as the city seems to offer it all. The night clubs are fantastic, there are various shopping opportunities for global and local products, and the local foods are well worth trying. Museums, galleries, theatres and monuments are also in abundance.


So if you are a fan of the sweet, soothing sounds of trumpet, sax, big bass and piano, now is the time to get your tickets secured to this breathtaking event. However, if you haven’t made plans for your tickets and a place to stay during the 2-day weekend festival, World N Traveland has got you covered. That’s why we are here.

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