As festinos eagerly anticipate the 20th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), taking place on 29 & 30 March 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, organisers of this world-renowned event have announced a further 15 performing artists from around the globe to join the 2019 line-up.
Featuring artists from a variety of musical styles, the CTIJF 2019 line-up promises to satisfy the tastes of every music lover, with diverse audio explorations and the very best of the past, present and future of jazz genres.
CTIJF 2019 Fourth Artist Announcement:
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); the Sekunjalo 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.”
Previously announced artists include:
Ten-time Grammy Award winner, Queen of Funk Chaka Khan (USA); multiple award-winning jazz pianist Eliane Elias (Brazil); multi-instrumentalist, neo-soul group Moonchild (USA); South Africa’s first all-female big band, The Lady Day Big Band (SA); and local sensation, singer/ songwriter Shekhinah (SA).
South African jazz legend Don Laka (SA); chart-topping vocalist Craig Lucas (SA); seven-piece indigenous band known for their outstanding live performances BCUC (SA); local jazz master and saxophonist Don Vino (SA); rapper Sho Madjozi (SA); creative phenomenon and vocalist Ntsika (SA); and two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir (SA). Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (USA), led by organ virtuoso Cory Henry; The Mike Rossi Project featuring John Fedchock (SA/USA); London-based saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia (UK); South Peninsula High School Band (SA) chosen from a selection of school bands who participated in the festival’s annual Sustainable Training & Development Music & Career programme; Bickram Ghosh Quartet (India); The Reza Khota Quartet (SA); Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble (USA); Alfa Mist (UK); The Mill (SA/ Swiss); Los Angeles-based musical duo Knower (Full Band) (USA).
CTIJF 2019 will celebrate the last 20 years of international and local jazz, set to take place on 29 & 30 March 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Tickets for CTIJF 2019 are available exclusively at Computicket. CTIJF 2019 Weekend Passes will remain the same price as last year:
– Weekend Pass: R1 290
– Day Pass: R850
Official sponsors of the 20th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival are the Department of Arts and Culture, Independent Media and AYO Technology Solutions, and host city, the City of Cape Town. Other sponsors include Coca Cola, Johnnie Walker and the television broadcast sponsor 1Magic.