Five Reasons Why You Should Attend This Year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival

We all know that the end of March is owned by Africa’s grandest gathering, Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Every year, for the last twenty years, a smooth transition from Summer to Autumn has happened with great festivities in the Mother City, calling on all those who have an insatiable appetite for great music, easing the mind, leaving your comfort zone and networking with like-minded people who hold similar interests. One of the great things about the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is that it has built a very strong legacy as Africa’s premier arts and culture gathering which attracts local and international crowds — and this was undoubtedly created through consistent work, disruption and innovation carried out over twenty years.

Some of greatest musicians in the world have graced the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and this year is no different; with a lineup packed with talent which is highly regarded in the international music arena.

We list five reasons why you should go to this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival event.

Legacy: 20 Year Milestone
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival started in 1999 and this marks 20 years of the event’s existence; making it a global leader in the live entertainment sector.

A well-curated lineup
The lineup for this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival caters for the for music lovers of all ages; such as Sho Madjozi, Shekinah, Alfa Mist, FKJ and Moonchild, to attract the more younger music lovers — while Don Laka, Chaka Khan and Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles appealing to the more matured music lovers. The great thing about this lineup is that the artists are world-class and could please any music head. 

Oliver Mtukudzi Commemoration
2019 started on a rather painful note as the African music fraternity lost an icon — Oliver Mtukudzi, who sadly passed on the 23rd of January. To celebrate his life and his work, Cape Town International Jazz Festival shines a light on the fallen legend. This is surely going to be an incredible sight to see.

Great energy. Great people.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival always attracts people from all walks of life with one thing in common — a love for music. Except to see beautiful, open minded and rather fashionable creatives, techies and music heads from all walks of life.

Value for money.
The ticket prices for this event are reasonable with day passes costing R850 and R1250 for a weekend pass. Judging from quality of the artists booked to perform at this year’s event, the ticket prices are justified for this extravagant affair.

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