Eight sensational, world class acts have been added to the 19th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) line-up. The 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival will take place from 23-24 March 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
CTIJF organiser espAfrika’s passion for jazz is rooted in Africa, but this year’s line-up lights up the globe with musicians embracing everything from swing-bop to neo-soul, hip hop, Afro soul and Zulu blues. The CTIJF is acclaimed as one of the top jazz festivals in the world, and the 2018 line-up highlights just what makes jazz fusion such a compelling, ever-evolving art form.
The CTIJF 2018 Artist line-up include: Incognito’s (UK), Simphiwe Dana’s (SA), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes (USA), Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane (SA), Manny Walters (SA), The Surge (SA/Russia/Slovakia/Morocco/USA/ Kyrgyzstan), and N8N (Belgium). The Liberation Project (SA) line-up of musicians combines Sipho Hotstix Mabuse (vox, sax, piano, flute), Tony Cedras (accordion, trumpet), Neill Solomon (vox, piano, acoustic guitar), Dan Chiorboli (perc), Tebogo Sedumedi (vox, bass), DRC kwassa kwassa star Bienvenue N’Seka (vox, guitar), Keeran Eshwarlall (Sufi vox, harmonium, santoor, harmonica) with special guest Roger Lucey on vox and acoustic guitar.
CTIJF Festival Director Billy Domingo is enthusiastic about the upcoming programme, saying: “Great thought has been given to the nuances of the greater jazz form in this year’s line-up. This is reflected in the variety of the acts that will entertain this year’s festinos. I am delighted that our steadfast festival goers, as well as those attending for the first time, have such a wealth of talent from which to create their personal musical experiences and we look forward to sharing these moments with our audience.”
The festival boasts multiple stages with over forty artists performing over two nights. The festival hosts in excess of 37, 000 music lovers over the two show days and is combined with the CTIJF Sustainable Training & Development programme that aims to uplift and educate the youth.
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