Cape Town International Jazz Festival

(Postponed) Cape Town Jazz Festival 2020 postponed due to ...

Celebrating 21 years of Africa's
grandest gathering: 27–28 March 2020
 
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(Postponed) Cape Town Jazz Festival 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

Refund info, plus read CTIJF's statement

PLEASE NOTE: Amid growing concerns around coronavirus COVID-19, Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been postponed indefinitely. 

The organisers took to Twitter on Friday, 13 March 2020 to make the announcement. 

 

Stay up to date with safety tips and updates on coronavirus.

For information about ticket refunds, please refer to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival website

WHAT WAS PLANNED FOR JAZZ FEST 2020
Keep tuned for updates. We'll update this post if new dates are announced.

Multi-award winning artist Judith Sephuma, all-star London jazz band KOKOROKO, and American rapper Earl Sweatshirt are among those added to the star-studded line-up of local and international artists performing at The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) on Friday 27 March and Saturday 28 March 2020. They join jazz legends Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonathan Butler, The Ndlovu Youth Choir, Lady Zamar, Lira and Femi Koya as some of the highlights of the line-up so far. 

 

15 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED IN THE SECOND RELEASE

  • Bombshelter Beast (RSA)

  • Earl Sweatshirt (USA)

  • Ezra Collective (UK)

  • Grassy Spark (RSA)

  • Joel Ross (USA)

  • Johan Lass (RSA)

  • Jonas Gwangwa Tribute (RSA)

  • Judith Sephuma (RSA)

  • Kokoroko (UK)

  • Kuaetnika (Indonesia)

  • Manou Gallo (Côte D’Ivoire)

  • Sounds Of Brass (RSA)

  • The Unity Band (RSA)

  • Saudiq Khan (RSA)

THEY JOIN THE 19 ARTISTS ON THE FIRST RELEASE

  • MF Robots (UK)

  • Gabi Motuba (RSA)

  • Aus Tebza (RSA)

  • Ndlovu Youth Choir (RSA)

  • Lady Zamar (RSA)

  • Femi Koya (Nigeria)

  • Lira (RSA)

  • Mandisi Dyantyis (RSA)

  • Kwetu Trio featuring Aaron Rimbui, Herbie Tsoaeli and Ayanda Sikade (Kenya and RSA)

  • BirdSong Ensemble (RSA / Switzerland / Germany / Swaziland)

  • Reising, Ntuli, Cooper; Baumann (RSA / Switzerland)

  • Elemental (India / RSA)

  • Seba Kaapstad (RSA / Germany)

  • Nduduzo Makhathini (RSA)

  • Samthing Soweto (RSA)

  • Abdullah Ibrahim (RSA)

  • Jonathan Butler with special guest Candy Dulfer (RSA / Netherlands)

  • PJ Morton (USA)

  • Jacob Collier (UK)

PLUS, WEEKEND PASS PRICES ARE R291 LESS
Now running for 21 years, CTIJF is Africa’s grandest gathering of local and international musical luminaries and the most-talked-about musicians and artists, like Mandisi Dyantyis, who is also on the bill this year. 

In celebration of its birthday years, CTIJF is reducing ticket prices. Festival-goers will save R291 on a two-day weekend pass in comparison to 2019 prices, and R201 on a one-day pass.

WATCH: JUDITH SEPHUMA
Multi-award winning artist Judith Sephuma has dominated airwaves for close to two decades, with critical acclaim from Jazz, Afro-soul and Gospel music lovers all over the world.

WATCH: KOKOROKO
All-star band KOKOROKO draws on the rhythm and sounds of West Africa, fusing Afrobeat with the musical influences of jazz, funk, and the sounds of their home city, London. 

 

WATCH: EARL SWEATSHIRT
Earl Sweatshirt realeased his debut mixtape at the tender age of 16, and has since recorded a number of successful albums. The American rapper uses his music to untap deeper issues such as depression, loss, and politics.  

  

WATCH: EZRA COLLECTIVE
Ezra Collective’s sound is rooted in classic jazz but features strong influences from Afrobeat and Hip Hop to create a sound distinctly London sound. 

 

WATCH FEMI KOYA: IBA

Femi Koya's blend of sultry jazz and contemporary grooves presents jazz, gospel, blues, and Afro beats with a Sophiatown flavour.

WATCH NDLOVU YOUTH CHOIR: AFRICA
The Ndlovu Youth Choir are loved for their infectious energy and lively musical performances and choreography ever since the Limpopo choir performed at America’s Got Talent.

WATCH MF ROBOTS: THE NIGHT IS CALLING
The Brand New Heavies founder Jan Kincaid teamed up with vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Dawn Joseph to create MF Robots (Music For Robots).

WATCH JONATHAN BUTLER: CLOSE TO YOU
South African jazz legend, Jonathan Butler, will be joined on stage by Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer.

WATCH MANDISI DYANTYIS: SOMANDLA
Port Elizabeth trumpeter and vocalist Mandisi Dyantyis blends new-age Afro-pop with traditional gospel.

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL TICKETS
A day pass costs R649 and a full weekend pass costs R999 and can be booked online. (Last year, tickets cost R850–R1290.) For more information, contact the organisers directly on ​+27(0)21 671 0506, +27(0)21 671 8716, info@espafrika.com, or visit the Cape Town International Jazz Festival website

WATCH: 2019 CTIJF AFTER VIDEO

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