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A Homecoming, 8 Kings, an Ensemble Tribute and a High School Band at CTIJF
Plus other local and international superstar from RnB to soul and even house
With the Cape Town International Jazz Festival coming up fast, we're giving you a taster of the acclaimed and award-winning acts taking to the stage this year.
The music lineup has been finalised and includes the Grammy award-winning Gipsy Kings and Cape Town-born international star Jonathan Butler.
The Gipsy Kings, who have sold over 20 million albums in their 30-year career, are bringing their flamenco-tinged sound to the Jazz Fest stage for the first time.
SEE THE GIPSY KINGS PERFORMING LIVE
Grammy award nominee Butler, who last performed at Jazz Fest in 2009, is bringing home the soulful mix of RnB and jazz that has made him one of South Africa's most successful and highly rated music exports.
JONATHAN BUTLER PERFORMING ONE OF HIS BIG HITS
This year will also include a tribute to Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi, who was supposed to do a collaboration with SA legend Vusi Mahlasela, but tragically passed away in January. Mahlasela will be joined by an ensemble group of performers such as Afro Fusion artist Mbeu, Zimbabwean-born Berita and Maduvha, the niece of SA gospel legend Itani Madima.
IN MEMORY OF OLIVER MTUKUDZI
THE VOICE OF SOUTH AFRICA VUSI MAHLASELA
OTHER MAJOR ARTISTS AT JAZZ FEST
International performers include ten-time Grammy award-winning singer Chaka Khan as well as Alfa Mist (UK), Bickram Ghosh Quartet (India), Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (USA) and more.
The line-up also includes award-winning jazz pianist Eliane Elias (Brazil); multi-instrumentalist, neo-soul group Moonchild; South Africa’s first all-female big band, The Lady Day Big Band; and local singer/songwriter Shekhinah.
The South Peninsula High School Band will be performing too.
TICKETS FOR THE 2019 CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE CTICC
Tickets are available online through Computicket.com – a weekend pass costs R1290 and a day pass R850.
VIDEOS FEATURING THE PERFORMING ARTISTS
CHAKA KHAN (USA)
ELIANE ELIAS (Brazil)
THE LADY DAY BIG BAND (SA)
NEVER BEEN TO THE FEST? WATCH THIS 2018 AFTER VIDEO
In need of a soulful music fix? Check our overview of jazz venues in Cape Town.
From intimate venues to concert stages, Cape Town is full of live music and entertainment venues.
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