Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2008

The best Jazz Musicians in the World will make Cape Town International Jazz Festival swing in 2008 in the Convention Centre in Cape Town


Update: Read more about the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2009.

The 2008 edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival will undoubtedly swing Cape Town jazz lovers off their feet.

The nighth edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, also called Cape Town Jazz Festival and the former North Sea Jazz Festival, will most likely take place towards the end of March 2008, although subscribe to our newsletter for the exact dates of the 2008 Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

CapeTownMagazine.com attended the media launch for the famous jazz festival at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and is happy to share the line-up of the first 19 artists announced with you.

The performances at the Cape Town Jazz Festival on 28-29 March 2008 remains an anchor of the festival.

The complete list of the 19 exciting group performing at the 9th Cape Town Jazz Festival in 2008 are:

  • Ananda Project (US)
  • Bongani Sotshononda Project (RSA)
  • Gavin Minter with the Mother City Jazz Orchestra (RSA)
  • Gerald Albright (US)
  • Hiromi (Japan)
  • Kenny Barron Trio (US)
  • Lennart Klein-Smith and “Mother City Groove” (RSA)
  • Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)
  • Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band (RSA)
  • The Bays (US)
  • Najee (US)
  • The Big Idea (RSA)
  • The Four Sounds featuring Zelda Benjamin and Phyllis Madikwa (RSA)
  • The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett (US)
  • The Soul Brothers (RSA)
  • Tierney Sutton (US)
  • Tutu Puoane (RSA/ Belgium)
  • Zola (RSA)


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The Cape Town Jazz Festival traditionally kicks off with an open air "Free Community Concert" on Greenmarket Square

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Cape Town Events Calendar
March 2008
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Burgers and Blends 1 Burgers and Blends at Spier Wine Farm

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Red Bull LionHeart Trail Run Cape TownRed Bull LionHeart

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Perdeberg Festival in Paarl 2Perdeberg Family Festival in Paarl

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Psyology Trance Party 1 Psyology Trance Party

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Elgin Food and Gift Fair 2Elgin Food and Gift Fair

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Tuning the Vine 2Tuning the Vine Festival in Cape Town

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Bonnievale Bonanza in the Breede River ValleyBonnievale Bonanza

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Maboneng Township Arts Langa TagThe Langa TAG Township Arts Gallery Tour

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Festive Ideas MarketFestive Ideas Market at Simondium

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Cape Town International Kite Festival 1Cape Town International Kite Festival

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TriRock-Robben Island Triathlon 01The TriRock Robben Island Triathlon

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Rocking Hollywood 5Barnyard Theatre’s Rocking Hollywood ...

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Enjoy beer and barbequed meat every Friday and Saturday afternoon at this ...

Haute Cabriere 1Haute Cabrière Wine Estate’s Cellar ...

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Rocky Horror Picture Show FugardRocky Horror Show at the Fugard Theatre

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Battlefield Live Corporate LogoTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

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Wild Fig Outdoor Restaurant Dining The Wild Fig Restaurant’s Alfresco ...

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Hazendal new 7Saturday Picnics at Hermitage Restaurant

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Ladies Night at Gun Fun Cape TownFemme Fatale Saturdays at Gun Fun

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Buy beautifully crafted wooden dining room, bedroom and patio pieces for a ...

Latitude 33 Fashion Boutique Cape TownLatitude 33’s Winter Clothing Sale

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Craft beer from The Taproom Salt RiverSaturday Brunch at The Taproom

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Labels4Less Factory Shop Cape TownDiesel Jeans & Clothing Sale

Get an extra R50 off already marked-down designer denim, bags, belts, tops and ...

Red Bull LionHeart Trail Run Cape TownRed Bull LionHeart

Test your mettle in one of the most demanding trail runs in Cape Town!

Franschhoek Open Gardens 2014 Franschhoek Open Gardens

Take a walk through some of the French Corner’s most beautiful gardens and ...

Psyology Trance Party 1 Psyology Trance Party

Check out stellar international and local psytrance acts bringing psychedelic ...

Elgin Food and Gift Fair 2Elgin Food and Gift Fair

Stock up on gifts for the upcoming festive season with this quaint ...

Tuning the Vine 2Tuning the Vine Festival in Cape Town

Tune into this hip and happening inaugural wine and food tasting extravaganza ...

Bonnievale Bonanza in the Breede River ValleyBonnievale Bonanza

Gear up for the Breede River Valley’s family-friendly weekend of fun runs, ...

Maboneng Township Arts Langa TagThe Langa TAG Township Arts Gallery Tour

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Festive Ideas MarketFestive Ideas Market at Simondium

Kick-start your Christmas shopping with this yearly gift market in the Cape ...

Horrorfest-2012-3South African Horrorfest Cape Town

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Barney at Mama Magic Baby ExpoMama Magic Baby Expo

Mamas, papas and babas! Get ready for the largest parenting and baby exhibition ...

Cape Town International Kite Festival 1Cape Town International Kite Festival

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Rocking Hollywood 5Barnyard Theatre’s Rocking Hollywood ...

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Greek salad at 15 on Orange ayce buffetSunday Lunch at Savour Restaurant

Tuck into the African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel’s lavish buffet and bottomless ...

eight picnic 4Sunday Picnics at Spier Wine Farm

Tuck into a delicious array of snacks and nibbles while taking in the bucolic ...

seal snorkeling diver and seals 2Seal Snorkelling Sunday Special with ...

Get free use of a GoPro Hero 2 underwater camera when you book this incredible ...

Atlantic Rail Steam TrainAtlantic Rail Steam Train to ...

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Rocky Horror Picture Show FugardRocky Horror Show at the Fugard Theatre

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Battlefield Live Corporate LogoTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

Corporates become commandos in this adrenaline-inducing, morale-boosting laser ...

Camissa Gospel Tour 4Sunday Gospel Experience with Camissa

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most ...

Leopards Leap Rotisserie LunchRotisserie Lunch at Leopard’s Leap ...

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Beerhouse roast special 2Rock and Roast Sundays at Beerhouse

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Kleine Zalze Wine TastingSunday Wine Tasting at Kleine Zalze ...

Sample a sterling selection of vintages at this acclaimed Winelands destination

ACC City Desired Exhibition at City Hall Cape TownCity Desired Exhibition at City Hall

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Art blocks from Baraka Cape Quarter storeBaraka Gift and Decor Shop Special

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sea kayaking 12 apostlesSea Kayaking Sunday Family Special

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Hazendal Wine Farm Cape WinelandsSunday lunch at Hazendal’s Hermitage ...

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Marc LotteringMarc Lottering Comedy Show in Cape Town

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Cape Canopy Tour ZiplineCape Canopy Tour in Elgin

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Keep Calm and Eat BaconBaconFest in Cape Town

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