Organisers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) have announced a further 15 artists from around the globe to join the 2019 line-up.
The renowned festival, now in its 20th year, will take place on 29 and 30 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and will feature artists from a variety of musical styles.
The additional artists include modern jazz guitarist John Scofield, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart (USA), as well as Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot of UK band Curiosity Killed the Cat; Richard Bona (Cameroon); composer and cultural researcher Ndaka Yo Wiñi (Angola); singer-songwriter Steve Kekana (SA); guitarist Vuma Levin (SA), and legendary pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab (SA).
They will join the likes of Chaka Khan (USA); Eliane Elias (Brazil); Moonchild (USA); Shekhinah (SA); South African jazz legend Don Laka (SA) and chart-topping vocalist Craig Lucas (SA).
Speaking of this year’s festival was CTIJF director Billy Domingo, who 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.”
Tickets for CTIJF 2019 are available exclusively at Computicket. CTIJF 2019 Weekend Passes will remain the same price as last year at R1290 while day passes will be R850.
CTIJF 2019 Premier Hospitality packages are on sale. For info, visit www.capetownjazzfest.com.