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
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