Cape Town International Jazz Festival

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Country and Region South AfricaWestern Cape
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
93 Loop Street
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: (27) 21-422-5651
Fax: (27) 21-422-5678

Festival Description

Cape Town International Jazz takes the stage every year on the last weekend in March. It’s a two-day festival featuring some 40 international and African acts performing on five stages to an audience of 15,000. The line-up continues to be a 50-50 split between African and international artists. The shows will be held in exhibition halls throughout Cape Town, including one free, open-air show for the citizens of the festival’s host city. The jazz is accompanied by photographic and other exhibitions.

Festival Dates April 5 - 6, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club feat. Omara Portuondo (Cuba)
  • Zonke (South Africa)
  • Jill Scott (USA)
  • Thandiswa Mazwai (South Africa)
  • Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
  • Mafikizolo (South Africa)
  • Brand New Heavies (UK)
  • Céu (Brazil)
  • Cheikh Lô (Senegal)
  • Errol Dyers presents The Cape Jazz Ensemble (South Africa)
  • Pu2ma (South Africa)
  • Claire Phillips (South Africa)
  • Dainius Pulauskas Group (LIT)
  • Jean Luc Ponty & his band (FRANCE)
  • BWB feat. Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun (USA)
  • DJ - DJ Azuhl (SA)
  • DJ - Mr Mo (SA)
  • Mi Casa (South Africa)
  • Khuli Chana& AKA (South Africa)
  • Dubmarine (Australia)
  • Trenton and Free Radical (South Africa)
  • Brother Ali (USA)
  • Ben Sharpa and Pure Solid (South Africa)
  • Chef’Special (Netherlands)
  • P.H.Fat (SA)
  • DJ - Das Kapital (SA)
  • DJ - Raiko (SA)
  • Jack DeJohnette Trio ft.Joe Lovano and Matt Garrison (USA)
  • Sonti (South Africa)
  • Kirk Whalum; Romance Language feat. Kevin Whalum (USA)
  • Chano Dominguez “Flamenco Sketches” (Spain)
  • Louis Moholo presents 4 Blokes & 1 Doll (South Africa)
  • Ibrahim Khalil Shihab (South Africa)
  • Steve Turre Quintet (USA)
  • Victor Ntoni Tribute (South Africa)
  • Robert Glasper Experiment feat MF DOOM (USA)
  • Gregory Porter (USA)
  • Auriol Hays (South Africa)
  • Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin (Switzerland)
  • Jonathan Rubain and Don Veno – The Intimate Project (South Africa)
  • Afrika Mkhize (South Africa)
  • Portico Quartet (UK)
  • Reza Khota Quartet (South Africa)


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  • Cape Town International Convention Centre


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