Dubbed as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” Cape Town International Jazz Festival is celebrating 16 years of exemplary entertainment.
Moving from strength-to-strength, CTIJF has evolved from a pure jazz event to being one of the continent’s premier lifestyle festivals. There’s something for everyone – from jazz legends, those that are up and coming, musical storytellers, and for the young at heart, and even some new sounds.
Over the years, CTIJF has created a platform for indigenous artists to showcase their outstanding talent alongside their international counterparts. The festival has attracted a growing audience from all corners of the country and the world; and continues to be the flag bearer for performing arts, especially jazz music in South Africa.
With five stages and more than 40 artists, the festival is set to take over Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27th and 28th of March, 2015.
Check out the CTIJF 2015 artist line-up:
Al Jarreau (USA); Andrea Motis and Joan Chamarro (SPAIN); Cannibal Ox (USA); Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield with The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (USA); Donald (SA); Gavin Minter Septet (SA); Heathfield High School Jazz Band (SA); Hugh Masekela and Oliver Mtukudzi (SA/ZIM); Jason Miles presents: To Grover With Love, ft Gerald Veasley with Marion Meadows and Elan Trotman (USA); Jitsenic (SA); Mike Del Ferro ft Tony Lakatos (NETHERLANDS/SA); Mike Perry’s Tribute To Winston Mankunku (SA); Mr Cheeks (USA); Naima McLean (SA); Prophets Of Da City (SA); Ringo Madlingozi (SA); Pacific Express (SA); The City (SA); Thundercat (USA); Victor Masondo and Friends; A Journey Through Music Celebrating our Rich Heritage and Legacy, ft Thembi Mtshali (SA); Yvonne Chaka Chaka (SA), Amel Larrieux (USA); Basia (Poland/UK); Beatenberg (SA); Bänz Oester and The Rainmakers (SWISS/SA); Claude Cozens Trio (SA); Carlo Mombelli and The Storytellers (SWISS/SA); Courtney Pine presents House Of Legends (UK); Delft Big Band (SA); Dirty Loops (SWEDEN); Gerald Clayton Trio (USA); Melanie Scholtz Presents ‘Our Time’ Ft. Jitsvinger (SA); Madala Kunene (SA); Mahotella Queens 50th Anniversary Celebration With Special Guests (SA); Naima Kay (SA); Sons Of Kemet (UK); Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse (SA); The Brother Moves On (SA); Purbayan Chatterjee & Talvin Singh (INDIA/UK); Wallace Roney Quintet ft. Lenny White & Buster Williams (USA); Zoe Modiga (SA)