Hugely successful since inception, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017 will once again treat jazz devotees, music fans, fusion lovers and soul nostalgics from Africa and around the world to two days of world class, non-stop music in the South Africa’s Mother city.
Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” and acknowledged by Fest 300 as one of the top music festivals in the world, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) hosts in excess of 38,000 music enthusiasts yearly and boasts 5 stages with more than 40 artists performing over 2 nights.
Now in the 18th year, the proudly South African event will take place on the 31st of March and 1st of April, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). As expected, the lineup of artist billed to perform at the CTIJF 2017, is a mix of international and South African artists.
This year’s line up includes – Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber & Paul Jackson Jr (USA); Ernie Smith (SA); real funky divas’ of En Vogue (USA); 2017 winners of the espYoungLegends competition VuDu (SA); Gretchen Parlato (USA); Dope Saint Jude (SA); Laura Mvula (UK); African reedmen – Manu Dibango (Cameroon) & Moreira Chonguica (Mozambique) and Skyjack (SA/SWISS). The full list can be found here.
Before the main festival kicks off, attendees can experience a free taste of what this spectacular two-day festival promises, at the Free Community Concert at the Greenmarket Square on 30 March 2017.
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Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017 Highlights
- Venue: CTICC – Cape Town International Convention Centre
- Dates: Friday, 31 March & Saturday, 1 April 2017
- Organiser: espAfrika
- Sponsors: Department of Arts and Culture (South Africa), Independent Media, PRASA, City of Cape Town, Johnny Walker, Amstel and South African Tourism.