As we warm up to the 20th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival taking place on 29-30 March 2019, 15 more artists have joined the line-up
Here’s another reason to add the CTIJF to your bucket list, more artists are descending to South Africa to suit everyone’s music taste buds. Modern jazz guitarist John Scofield will perform with an inter-generational band for a musical combustion, billed as John Scofield’s “COMBO 66” featuring Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart (USA). Ben Volpeliere–Pierrot who performs as the sole remaining member of popular band Curiosity Killed the Cat (UK); Multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton who performs as FKJ (FRANCE); Acoustic-electronica band GoGo Penguin (UK); Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Richard Bona(CAMEROON). Musician, composer and cultural researcher Ndaka Yo Wiñi (ANGOLA); Re-Percussions ft. Moses Boyd, DJ Lag, Tiago Correia-Paulo, Nonku Phiri & Mandla Mlangeni (UK/SA/MOZ)
South African artists working alongside band members from other countries include guitarist Vuma Levin (SA) appearing with his quartet; African Time Meeting Legends OverTime ft Herbie Tsoali, Sydney Mnisi, Feya Faku, Andile Yenana and Kevin Gibson (SA); Legendary pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab (SA), born Christopher James Schilder into one of Cape Town’s famous musical families in 1954; Penny whistler and vocalist Morris Goldberg (SA), who has performed with legends like Miriam Makeba and recorded with singer Paul Simon; Singer-songwriter Steve Kekana (SA); Top instrumentalists Mahube (SA), co-directed by Bokani Dyer and featuring Mbuso Khoza, Siya Makuzeni, Hope Masike (Zimbabwe) and Xixel Langa (Mozambique); theSekunjalo Edujazz Big Band (SA); and espYoungLegends 2019 winner Edgar Muzah & Friends (SA).
Festival Director Billy Domingo says the upcoming festival will offer something for every music fan.
“We are curating a weekend for music lovers. Jazz remains our main focus, but we cannot ignore the wide-ranging wealth of talented musicians who deserve to perform at the festival,” says Domingo.
“It is our aim to offer the best quality entertainment. That’s what we are good at and we look forward to celebrating music, culture and Cape Town with everybody planning to join us for the 20th celebration.”
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Ticket sales for CTIJF 2019 have been open at Computicket. Loyal festival goers are in for a treat, as a limited amount of Early Bird Weekend Pass tickets are available at R 999. Although these Early Bird tickets are already 75% sold out, fans can still take advantage of this 20th Celebration special. Thereafter, Weekend Pass: R 1290 and Day Pass: R 850.
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