Line-Up for the 2014 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Erykah Badu is billed to lead a star-studded 2014 line-up!

Each year, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival brings music lovers across the world together to enjoy a star-studded line-up of entertainment, and the 2014 leg of this fiesta is no different! Now, in its 15th year, the live music concert series puts forth a glittering bill chock-full of top-notch tune-makers.

The grand dame of afro-soul jazz, Erykah Badu, will headline the annual event along with first-rate international acts, many of which will be making their way to Cape Town for the first time, and local instrumentalists, singers and bands.

Organiser and CEO of espAfrika Rashid Lombard says this year’s line-up is great. “We’ve listened to our fans and we think we’ve got an even more exciting – and crowd-pleasing - festival. After all, it is called Africa’s grandest gathering.”

As always, the epic get-together assembles at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) – on Friday, 28 and Saturday, 29 March 2014 –  and features performances across five stages.


  • Jonas Gwangwa (SA)
  • Kirk Whalum – The Gospel According to Jazz (USA)
  • Mi Casa (SA)
  • Level 42 (UK)
  • The Soil (SA)
  • Shakatak (UK)
  • Rakesh Chaurasia and Friends (India)
  • Jimmy Nevis (SA)
  • Mike Rossi Project (USA)
  • Carmen Lundy (USA)
  • Dr Philip Tabane and Malombo (SA)
  • Randy Weston's African Rythm's Trio (USA)
  • Mathew Gold (SA)
  • Snarky Puppy (USA)
  • Shane Cooper (SA)
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet (USA)
  • DJ Project (SA)
  • Tasha's World (Netherlands)
  • Reason (SA)
  • Black Coffee & Friends Show (SA)
  • Jaco Maria: The Storyteller (Mozambique)
  • Lala Hathaway (USA)
  • The Shape of Strings to Come: Jimmy Dludlu feat. Alvin Dyers, Richard Ceasar and Saudiq Khan, with C-Base Collective (SA)
  • Erykah Badu (USA)
  • Worcester Secondary School Band (SA)
  • Moh Dediouf (Senegal)
  • Frank Paco Art Ensemble (Mozambique)
  • Tizer Quintet (USA)
  • Black Coffee LIVE (SA)
  • Bokani Dyer and Kyle Shepherd (SA)
  • Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya (USA/SA)
  • Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra (SA)
  • Kenny Garrett Quintet (USA)
  • Ological Studies (SA)
  • Haitus Kaiyote (AUS)
  • The Muffinz (SA)
  • Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (USA)
  • DJ Project (SA)
  • Soul Housing Project (SA)
  • Andreya Triana(UK)
  • AKA & Da L.E.S (SA)

Tickets for the music fair were available via and Computicket outlets, but are now sold out. If you happen to buy one off a friend, here is a guide to original costs are:



Weekend Pass

SOLD OUT (was 795p/p)

Day Pass 

SOLD OUT (was R490p/p)

Rosies Stage Tickets (on sale mid-February 2014)

R30p/p per performance (only available to those who already hold a weekend or day pass to the CTIJF)

To ensure the safety of festival-goers, security will be present throughout the festival, and a no pass-out policy (visitors cannot come and go) will apply to all ticket holders. Do note that the venue is well equipped to accommodate disabled patrons.

Doors open at 6pm on Friday, 28 and at 4pm on Saturday, 29 March 2014.

 Erykah Badu - Window Seat
Erykah Badu - Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) ft. Common Erykah Badu - On & On
 Erykah Badu - Other Side Of The Game  Erykah Badu - Bag Lady
  Erykah Badu - Apple Tree

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