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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City Bowl Hope Street Market Renegade Bingo in Cape Town

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PHFAT and Friends at The Assembly Assembly Presents: PHFAT, Fuzigish & ...

Check out some of SA’s most beloved musicians as they bring guts and glory to ...

Creative coffee morningCreativeMornings Cape Town

One free hour of inspiration with KAT-O founder and tech guru Robyn Farah

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Manor House at Saxenburg Wine Farm StellenboschWine Tasting at the Saxenburg Estate

Savour one of South Africa’s finest Shirazes alongside other outstanding reds ...

Matt Manning One Ingredient Pop-up Dinner and Cooking ClassOne Ingredient - Interactive dining ...

Learn how to prepare gourmet dishes while tucking into a four-course food and ...

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Celebrate the decades of disco, pop and great tunes

Cabaret at The Fugard Theatre Cabaret Musical at The Fugard Theatre

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Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

HQ DJ ReneFriday Night DJ and Dancing at HQ ...

#AfterDark with DJ Rene: start the weekend with a steak dinner, stylish ...

Fire and Ice Pool Shot Cape TownFriday Night DJ Sessions at Protea ...

Welcome the weekend with a free and funky party at the Mother City’s ...

Super Cool Beer Tour Bottles at Devil's PeakFree Beer Friday Special with Super ...

Embark on a fun Friday brewery excursion and get two lagers on the house

Dinner Club at Borage Bistro Cape TownFriday Dinner at Borage Bistro

Ease into the weekend with a superb supper at this urban-chic CBD eatery

Park Inn Newlands Happy Hour SpecialSlide On By Happy Hour Special at the ...

Glide in to this slick Southern Suburbs hotel for 2-for-1 drinks and music ...

Wine Flies Forgotten Route TourThe Forgotten Route Train Tour to ...

Take the road less travelled on a two-day adventure to the Klein Karoo

Drink and Draw at Ruth ProwseDrink and Draw Doodle Session with 1000 ...

You’ll find your inner Picasso emerges more easily after a drink or three at ...

John at the Artscape TheatreJohn Play at the Artscape

Explore the hidden world of sex workers through the eyes of a man seeking his ...

The Pervert Laura Play at the FugardThe Pervert Laura at the Fugard Theatre

A brilliant character study of a woman who starts to unravel as her dark past ...

African Arts Campus Africa MonthAfrica Month Lecture Series with the ...

Join the African Arts Campus for a series of enlightening talks on politics, ...

Booom! Baby ExhibitionBooom! Baby Art Exhibition at the ...

Grab your very own limited edition print from a renowned artist and help HOLAH ...

Belmond Mount Nelson HotelThe Summer of 1946 by Alexander McCall ...

Drink the stars and watch Alexander McCall Smith’s out-of-this-world play at ...

Black Koki Worldart GalleryWorldart Gallery Exhibition: Black Koki ...

Laugh now, cry later is a departure from the artist’s usual detailed ...

Vibe at the Hout Bay Harbour Market in Cape TownFriday Night at The Bay Harbour Market

Ring in the weekend with live music, craft beer, hearty fare and happy shopping ...

Food and wine tasting at La MotteFood and Wine Pairing at La Motte

Discover a match made in the divine tasting room of this Franschhoek estate

Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt BlizzardHow Awesome Would It Be If this Cape ...

We’ve reimagined some of the Mother City’s hotspots as cool and quirky ...

Diesel women's dresses sale from Labels4Less shopDiesel Jeans & Clothing Sale

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

Dinner at Dish Restaurant Inn on the SquareBraai Lunch Special at Inn on the ...

Friday is braai day at this Cape Town accommodation’s laidback eatery

Glenelly 1Meat and Cheese Platters at Glenelly ...

A Stellenbosch wine tasting with true French finesse

Gateway Drugs and Friends at the The Assembly Assembly Presents: Gateway Drugs & ...

Say farewell to this ground-breaking outfit at this off-the-hook jol in ...

SAs Got TalentSAs Got Talent Auditions

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Sushi Making Classes Towers RestaurantSushi Making Classes at African Pride ...

Learn how to make sashimi, nigiri, maki and more with a lesson from an ...

African Celebration 2015 African Celebration Party in Cape Town

Celebrate our beautiful continent and dance the night away in the heart of the ...

Feast of Shiraz and CharcuterieFeast of Shiraz and Charcuterie

Treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgence at Joostenberg farm in the ...

Electronic and Gaming Expo Electronics and Gaming Expo in Cape ...

Enter gaming and electronic heaven when this convention touches down in the ...

5 for Change5 for Change Charity Fundraiser

The black tie affair putting the fun back in fundraiser

Delheim Mushroom WeekDelheim Wild Mushroom Hunt

Put the fun back in fungi at this Stellenbosch estate’s annual forest forage

Matt Manning One Ingredient Pop-up Dinner and Cooking ClassOne Ingredient - Interactive dining ...

Learn how to prepare gourmet dishes while tucking into a four-course food and ...

Barnyard Theatre tribute ABBA Bee Gees Queen 01Barnyard Theatre’s Tribute to ABBA, ...

Celebrate the decades of disco, pop and great tunes

Cabaret at The Fugard Theatre Cabaret Musical at The Fugard Theatre

One of Broadway’s most popular productions comes to Cape Town

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

Delve into a world of vino theatre every Saturday at this Franschhoek-based ...

John at the Artscape TheatreJohn Play at the Artscape

Explore the hidden world of sex workers through the eyes of a man seeking his ...

Cipla Comedians for Smiles FestivalComedians for Smiles with David Grier

Enjoy a laugh a minute at this fab and flowery affair that supports the Miles ...

The Pervert Laura Play at the FugardThe Pervert Laura at the Fugard Theatre

A brilliant character study of a woman who starts to unravel as her dark past ...

Belmond Mount Nelson HotelThe Summer of 1946 by Alexander McCall ...

Drink the stars and watch Alexander McCall Smith’s out-of-this-world play at ...

Craft beer from The Taproom Salt RiverSaturday Breakfast at The Taproom

Make Saturday mid-morning memorable with a moreish bite and a brewery tour at ...

Hazendal new 7Saturday Picnics at Hermitage Restaurant

Slow down and join the ants for a leisurely lunch on the grounds of ...

Truffle Halal Restaurant Burger Special Cape TownBurger and Milkshake Special at Truffle ...

Visit this upmarket halaal bistro on any Saturday for a trio of sliders and a ...

The Palms Market in WoodstockMarket at The Palms in Woodstock

Bringing country-style food to city tables every Saturday in Cape Town

Lounge furniture from Eco Furniture Decor online storeEco Furniture Design Store Sale

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

Spier Eight logoEight Restaurant Thrusts Its Doors Open ...

Spier Wine Farm’s farm-to-table eatery’s now serving supper three days a ...

river club greensGolfer’s Breakfast Special at the ...

Make the most of the weekend with a morning of good grub and elegant swings

Cheap Superdry Jeans from Labels4Less Factory StoreSuperdry Clothing Sale: T-shirts, Jeans ...

Save an extra R50 on already discounted designer denim, tops, bags and ...

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

Enjoy long, lazy weekend lunches outdoors at this historic Cape Town eatery

Brian McKnight Concert in Cape Town 2Brian McKnight Concert Tour in Cape ...

Witness the multi platinum RnB artist descend onto the Mother City shores in ...

Langley Kirkwood 10Q 10 Questions For: Langley Kirkwood

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The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownThe Village Idiot Restaurant and Bar in ...

The 1-2-3 on the new fool that just stumbled onto the CBD’s nightlife ...

Inside Kobane Exhibition and FilmInside Kobane Film and Photography ...

An exhibition and film screening that gives insight into human rights ...

SA Wedding ShowThe South African Wedding Show in Cape ...

Find everything you need for your big day, except your vows, under one roof

Drostdy Teater in StellenboschThe Drostdy Theatre in Stellenbosch

Immerse yourself in the magic of the stage at this new predominantly Afrikaans ...

Kloof Street House Restaurant KSH Cape TownKloof Street House: Cape Town’s ...

The enchanting hidden gem where you will discover a magical dining ...

World Design Capital Cape Town 2014Events Programme for World Design ...

A look at the activities and events on the Cape Town design agenda during 2014