Two nights , over 40 International and African stars!
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has grown into a hugely successful international event since its inception in the year 2000. Attendance figures have increased from the initial 14 000 to 34 000 in the last 12 years.
Melody trip has ranked this proudly South African event as No.4 in the world, outshining events such as Switzerland's Montreaux Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.
The festival’s winning formula of bringing more than 40 International and Local artists to perform over two days on five stages has earned it the status of being the most prestigious event on the African continent.
Known as Africa's Grandest Gathering, the festival which will be in its thirteen year when it takes place on Friday 30 March and Saturday 31 March 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Once again Cape Town International Jazz festival will thrill loyal and new fans with world class music.
This years’ line up
HHP,ZAKES BANTWINI,NOUVELLE VAGUE,ILL SKILLZ,ATMOSPHERE,JEAN GRAE,GOODLUCK,PHAROAHE MONCH,THE MOREIRA PROJECT,JAMES INGRAM,DAVE KOZ with special guest PATTI AUSTIN,ZAHARA,MARCUS MILLER,HUGH MASEKELA & SPECIAL GUESTS "CELEBRATE MAMA AFRIKA",ZAMAJOBE,HERBIE TSOAELI,DOROTHY MASUKU,ADAM GLASSER,PATTI AUSTIN TRIO,KEVIN MAHOGANY,THE ANDRE PETERSEN QUINTET,DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER AND LENNY WHITE,BRUBECKS PLAY BRUBECK with special guest MIKE ROSSI,STEVE DYER,SOPHIA FOSTER,XIA JIA TRIO,VICTOR KULA,ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ,JASON REOLON TRIO,DAVID SANCHEZ AND LIONEL LOUEKE,STEVE TYRELL,UNATHI,ALLEN STONE,HASSAN’ADAS,MIKE STERN AND DAVID WECKL,ALEXANDER SINTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND,GABRIEL TCHIEMA,LINDIWE SUTTLE,VIRTUAL JAZZ REALITY (VJR),THIRD WORLD BAND.
Produced by espAfrica and sponsored by the south African department of arts and culture, city of Cape Town, Oudi Meester , Hansa, Western Cape Government ,Decas… will be once again hectic moment , not only the weekend but the entire week following the festival.